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Hill Intervals for the Treadmill

by Meghann on April 18, 2012

Good Morning!

Rise and shine – it’s hill time!

This morning’s set of hill intervals was inspired by Runner’s World Take it Inside workout from their February issue. Since running downhill can have just as great of an impact on your body as running uphill in a race, this workout mimics the downhill effect by including 4 sets of lunges and squats at the end.

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The set of hill intervals was NOT easy. My legs burned and by the end I was a sweaty, cursing mess. The lunges and squats were no picnic either. I could feel it in my glutes and my quads and both were not happy. I plan to do this workout a couple of more times before Flying Pig next month.

The proof is in the sweat.

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Also, don’t think I’m forgetting the Tone it Up challenge. Today’s workout was a set of intervals (2 minutes at 7.0 and 2 minutes at 5.0 for a total of 36 minutes). I just amped it by adding in some much needed hill training. I like that the Tone it Up plan is flexible and I can mold it to fit my needs for the day. :)

While I was on the treadmill, my mind couldn’t stop thinking about breakfast.

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I had a medium golden delicious apple with a heavy dose of PB2 (I need to restock!), plain Chobani, Walnuts, and Kashi Go Lean Crisp.

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Yum. Yum. Yum. :)

Is today really Wednesday? This week is flying by fast! Good. I like it that way.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

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