Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wild Wedneday

So many of you may wonder how I come up with my workouts since I am not on a training plan.

Well I actually steal it from all of you other bloggers! I love reading about your workouts, especially your interval workouts!

This morning I stole the workout from Lacey, who actually stole it from MarathonMaiden! So while they have interval Tuesday, I have interval Wednesday!

Here's the workout I did:

1 mile warm up
3X (600m, 600m, 800m at 6:58 pace with 90 seconds between each interval) and 5 minutes between each set.
0.5 mile cool down

I woke up at 4:45am so I would get to the gym earlier and therefore have more time (I usually finish my workout at 6am then shower at the gym then leave and go to work).

I jump on a treadmill, start running. Get through the first set no problem. Run about 4 minutes then start the next interval. By this time it is 5:30am and I am worried about finishing two more sets and cooling down by 6am.

I get through set #2 with no real problems, then start into my 5 minutes of jogging before starting the next set. I made it about 2 minutes then started the last set because it was nearly 5:50am. I finished the last set, my legs were dying, then cooled down quick and hit the showers by 6:05am.

I was just slightly late and so there were a ton of us in the locker room. Usually we are staggered a bit so we aren't all changing and doing makeup/hair at the same time but not today! It was super busy!!

I ended with 6.6 miles and spent a total time of 56 minutes on the treadmill. I have never spent that time on a treadmill and probably couldn't have unless I was doing intervals because I just get too bored!

Let me tell you though, it is really hard to add 0.38 miles (600m) onto the current mileage to figure out when I could stop sprinting!! Overall it was a great workout and it just felt good to pump that out this morning!!

22 comments:

MCM Mama said...

Wow! Excellent workout!

Aneta said...

i do the same sometimes, with stealing other people's workouts.
or i see a workout and then personalize it! that works the best!
and congrats on waking up so early to do ur workout. yay! that is fantastic. that is something that i need to work on!

runnernic.com said...

Fabulous workout sista!!! I may have to steal that from you sometime!!! Great great job!! yay for tmro being thursday!!! xoxo

Rio said...

That is terrific! It is funny how a little difference in distance can change a workout. I've never tried another person's workout, but that is a good idea!

marathonmaiden said...

heya! thanks for the shout :) glad you enjoyed that workout. i totally have to pay attention to keep track of that .38 miles though and sometimes i just have to round up to .4 haha

sunapeegirl said...

haha I steal workouts from people too! Funny I actually paid special attention to that work out on marathon maiden's blog yesterday, I guess everyone liked it!

Jocelyn said...

Great job!! I've been seeing a lot of interval training going on in the blogging world! Maybe I should steal it too!?

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I also can ONLY handle the treadmill if I'm doing intervals. SO SO boring otherwise! Haha

I Run for Fun said...

Awesome workout!

Badgergirl said...

Nice job on the workout! May have to steal that sometime :)

Julie said...

Wow, it sounds like you had a great workout!! Keep it up:)

Staci Dombroski said...

Great workout! I like to steal from other bloggers too :-)

Jen said...

I guess we all should confess that we still workouts... and I like that you gave credit where it was due.

I just might have to steal that one too.

Oh, and I got a new giveaway on my blog... so check it out.

objectsevents said...

hehehe@!! i love it!!!! this was def a winner workout. and i kinda liked having to do the .38 math b/c it distracted me :) way to ROCK out the speed girl!!!!!!!

Marlene said...

I can only handle treadmill runs when I'm doing intervals or I get WAY too bore. dAwesome job on your workout!

Doing all that math must have been a good distraction at least!

teacherwoman said...

Sure does sound like a great workout! some of my favorite workouts on the treadmill are sprints or intervals!

aron said...

awesome job!!! the only way i can last that long on the mill is by doing a speed workout - makes it go by faster since you are always changing speeds.

Teamarcia said...

Nicely done! Speed workouts are the bomb. Hard but so worth it!

Maureen said...

I do treadmill workouts and might have to steal that!!

Jeri said...

great job on the intervals! I love snagging good t-mill speed work or hill workouts from bloggers. :)

trialsoftraining said...

Speed workouts on the 'mill are much easier than just "going", in my opinion! I'm with ya - it's interesting to read what other people do for their Intervals and use it for a little inspiration! :)

EES said...

I am so going to steal this workout tomorrow and, for once, can't wait to run on the read!

Other than Marathon Maiden, who else posts good workouts?? Need more for the blog roll!