A few things to note before getting to my workouts:
I think I will be on the treadmill more often than not now that winter is really here. I thought we would escape the actual winter (why did I think that?!) but the colder temps are here and I’m sure the snow is next.
The treadmill is an interesting experience. I definitely do not hate it but I can’t always get a great run accomplished, especially when running indoors is the only option for days on end rather than a mix of outdoor and indoor. It’s like I either thrive with the treadmill or want nothing to do with it. Luckily I don’t run as many miles as I did so that the battle of the treadmill isn’t as major as its been in the past.
These two treadmill posts are worth checking out:
Monday – 30 Min Elliptical/In The Gym
I started with the treadmill but knew within one minute that today was not a treadmill day for me. So, I hopped off and chose the elliptical instead. I can usually tell when I can push beyond those first few minutes to find my groove and when there’s no hope for a quality workout. Today was a no hope day and I wasn’t in the mood to drag on the treadmill for 30 minutes.
Before leaving the gym, I did a few rounds of squats and lunges.
Tuesday – 45 Min Pure Barre
I chose a Pure Barre legacy DVD workout which is uploaded to the Pure Barre On Demand Platform.
Wednesday – 5 Miles (treadmill)
I mentioned this workout in Friday’s post. I still don’t know how I made it 5 miles when I was telling myself to stop at 15 minutes but I’m glad I had it in me to continue.
Thursday – 30 Min Elliptical/20 Min Pure Barre
Last night I received a Pure Barre email alerting me to new 20 minute workouts so I wanted to give it a try. I stopped at my gym for the elliptical after taking my son to school and then came home for the 20 minute seat focused workout. I liked it!
Friday – 7 Miles Treadmill
I chose to run this workout today instead of tomorrow for two reasons. First, I knew I was getting my period tomorrow and I also had the painters coming to my house first thing in the morning which meant I would be limited on my run time. Today just made more sense!
20 minutes easy + 30 minutes effort ranging 7.5 – 8.2 + one mile cool down to hit 7 miles. Great workout!
Saturday – 30 Min Treadmill Incline Walk
I had 30 minutes for a workout today and decided I wanted to do an inline walk on the treadmill. Trust me when I say, incline walking is a workout! I ranged the incline between 7.0 – 13.0 with my speed between 3.8 – 4.2. (I’m not a fast walker).
My form starts to suffer above 12.0 so I didn’t stay at 12 or 13 too long or too often. This was a nice alternative to the elliptical machine when I don’t want to run but I want a cardio workout. My heart was pounding and I definitely couldn’t talk on the phone unless I were to drop the incline –that’s really how I know I’m working hard! I can talk during an easy run, not during an incline walk on the treadmill.
Sunday – Pure Barre
I think I will try this Pure Barre workout. I don’t believe I’ve tried it yet? There are so many available, I’m starting to get confused. It looks like I can “favorite” the workouts I like which may be something I start to do now that there are even more options than ever before.
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Is it the treadmill time of year for you too? What’s your cut off temperature for running outdoors in the winter?