Thursday, February 4, 2016

7 Step Treadmill Run

In an effort to get more steps in during the week on my FitBit, I started adding a workout over my lunch break to my routine once a week. I have a gym in my office building which is super convenient. I'm trying to take advantage of it this season when chilly temps and dark evenings make running outdoors less than desirable on weekdays.

My latest running workout includes seven steps, and it goes by quickly - the entire workout, including cool down, is over in 35 minutes. I always turn HGTV on mute on my treadmill and listen to a fast-paced Pandora station to get things going.

The workout:

In text:

7 Step Treadmill Run

Warm-up: Walk 2 minutes at 3.1 mpr

Run 7 minutes at 5.6
Run 6 minutes at 5.7
Run 5 minutes at 5.8
Run 4 minutes at 5.9
Run 3 minutes at 6.0
Run 2 minutes at 6.1
Run 1 minute at 6.2

Cool down: Walk for 5 minutes starting at 3.1 mpr; increase the incline by 0.5 and speed by 0.1 every 30 seconds.

Working out during the day makes the workday fly by and puts me in the best mood!

Do you workout over your lunch hour?

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