Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a great start. I had a great day at work and then headed to the gym for a quick run. Because of the New Year’s crowds, they are enforcing a 30 minute limit on cardio machines so those waiting get a turn. When a treadmill opened up after waiting 5 minutes, I knew I’d have to push myself to get in a good workout in a short amount of time.
I turned on Pandora (on my iPhone) to the Pop Fitness station and kicked up the speed on the treadmill. I warmed up for 3 minutes and then adjusted my pace according to the music.
During the verses, I ran an 8:00 – 8:20 minute/mile pace and then on the chorus and bridges I ran closer to my 5K pace or below (6:40 – 7:15 min/mile pace). I was able to get in 4 mies in 30 minutes and got a great interval workout. Plus, the time flew by. Give it a try! (Oh hey, i’m a poet…;)
Do the crowds at the gym after New Year’s annoy you or inspire you?