I had very little time to write this morning, so I posted the “learn about me” game instead. It’s good to have a back up when in a rush.
I woke up bright and early and headed to the gym. I decided today rather than jumping from one machine to another or doing a run at a steady pace, to try an HIIT-ish workout that I’ve seen around the blog world. Wow! The pace ended up being my normal 8 min mile, but the variation was killer!
I made up my own, since I didn’t have a computer with me to look it and hadn’t thought ahead enough to write one down. Here’s how it went…
- 1 mile warm-up outside at an 8:30 pace
Into the gym and onto the treadmill
- min 1-2 6.5
- 3-4 7.5
- 5-6 8.0
- 7-8 7.5
- 9-10 7.0
- 11-12 6.8
- 13-14 7.5
- 15-16 8.0
- 17-18 7.5
- 19-20 7.0
- 21-22 7.5
- 23-24 8.0
- 25-26 7.5
- 27-28 8.0
- 29 7.8
- 30 7.6
- 31-32 7.5
Off the treadmill and back outside
- Final mile outside at 8:30 pace
It was 6 miles total including the warm-up and cool-down with 4 miles on the treadmill.
I came home a re-checked some other’s version and plan to try it again on Thursday with more of a specific plan. I want to increase some of the minutes to an 8.5 and 9.0, so I’ll write one down and see how that challenge goes. I’ll keep ya posted.
After the workout, I rinsed off and had an assessment with a trainer at my gym. I had one around this time last year and they offered another since it had been a year. I don’t really weigh myself and am more likely to notice a body change if my clothes fit differently. It is nice, however, to get all the stats and know that all the hard work you do actually does pay off. It’s nice to have the numbers (inches, body fat, lean muscle mass, etc) other than just what the scale says. I was pleased.
How do you measure fitness level?/Weight?/Body fat?/BMI?/Or simply the way you feel or how your clothes fit?