I really enjoyed my work out yesterday morning. So much so that I put together a fun little graphic for you in case you want to give it a shot the next time you are in the gym unsure of what you feel like doing with yourself while you are there.
You may be wondering what a progression mile is so let’s discuss it.
A progression run is one where you begin slowly and gradually increase your pace to finish faster.
I chose to run each mile of yesterday’s workout progression style by increasing my speed every tenth of a mile.
I started at a comfortable pace and then hit the button up every tenth of a mile so it looked something like this:
0 – .10 – 6.8
.10 – .20 -6.9
.20 – .30- 7.0
.30 – .40 – 7.1
.40 – .50- 7.2
.50 – .60- 7.3
.60 – .70- 7.4
.70 – .80- 7.5
.80. – 90- 7.6
.90 – 1.00 – 7.7
Each time I got back on the treadmill, I started at a faster speed. This is a great little workout and since you are only running a mile at a time, the increase in speed is totally doable mentally and physically.
Pick a comfortable pace for you; what I find comfortable may be too fast or too slow for you.
In fact, interval workouts such as this make me sweat more than just plain old running yet give you the runner’s high quickly. It’s super good for you to change up your normal workout routine to get the heart rate up there and make use of different muscles by varying intensities and moves.
Running Links of Interest:
I think we are officially starting to feel the spring weather and with that comes that blasted ice cream truck jingling his way around my neighborhood.
If you recall from last year around this time, my silent battle with the ice cream man was just beginning.
I don’t remember who won last year but I have been hearing his music over the last several days so it is time once again for war.
I picked up this Edy’s Neapolitan and my son is all sorts of happy and obsessed with a nice bowl in the evening topping off with whipped cream.
$2.50 for the entire carton gives us several happy servings –> Take that Ice Cream Man!
Mother’s Day on Sunday. Wow. Time is flying, isn’t it?
In case you didn’t know, my son and I started an annual Mother’s Day tradition a bunch of years ago where we go out super early for breakfast.
We go to our favorite diner (the one with the baked oatmeal!) and actually try not to go there all year for breakfast just to make our Mother’s Day tradition extra special.
Here’s the thing though – we are considering switching up our breakfast location. We have two other places in mind and once we decide I will let you know.
This is a big deal around these parts and a constant conversation for the last few weeks.
I may have a ton of recipes and enjoy whipping goodies up but when it comes to a holiday such as Mother’s Day or my birthday (yes, I consider my birthday a holiday), I don’t want to cook, I want it all done for me.
That being said, I will be picking up dessert on the way to my parent’s house Sunday for dinner. I haven’t decided what that dessert is just yet but make no mistake, it will be fabulous.
If you are not like me and actually feel like cooking, here are some recipes worth checking out:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes – If a picture could define me, it would be these cookie cupcakes.
Flourless Banana Bread Muffins – I do have a few overripe bananas staring at me on my counter….
If only I had enough blueberries to go around:
Banana Blueberry Baked Pancake – Love the concept of baking the pancakes rather than dealing with the flipping. My immediate thoughts are to sub out some ingredients and even use Kodiak Cakes for the pancake batter. Hmm
Whole Wheat Blueberry Crumb Muffins – Need these in my life.
Rosemary Brussels Sprouts with Blueberries – I have shared this one before and I am sharing again since it is still on my mind. I must make them already and you should too.
Have a very Happy Mother’s Day and a wonderful weekend!
Are you willing to share your blueberries yet?
Is there ice cream/frozen yogurt in your freezer? What kind?
What are you doing this weekend? Baking or cooking for Mother’s Day?