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Hooray! More treadmill workouts! I know you guys love ”˜em. Yesterday, on my half marathon training plan was 6 x 400m with 90 seconds rest. I hadn’t run in nearly a week, so I was ready to dominate this workout. Ninety seconds seemed like too much rest, so I cut it down to 45-ish seconds between intervals. Here’s how it looked on the treadmill. Including a 1-mile warm-up, I covered 2.80 miles in less than…

Hi, guys! How’s your Tuesday afternoon going? Mine is going especially well because I just discovered a Target less than five miles from my house. Oooh, yes. I am psyched! I plan to spend a lot of time and money there. Workout After breakfast, I headed to the gym for a quick run. On days that I plan to go to CrossFit in the evening, I try to stick with shorter runs, so I still…

So, I haven’t been doing a great job following my 8-Week Half Marathon Training Plan, but I’m going to try to do better in the coming weeks. I thought I could handle 5 days of CrossFit + 3 training runs each week, but I’m now realizing it just isn’t going to happen””at least not right now. (Maybe it’s something to work toward in the future?) My new workout schedule will probably be 4 days of…

Hello, hello! Did today fly by for anyone else? Holy cow. I still can’t believe it’s dinnertime. I feel like I just woke up! Thankfully, I was super-duper productive all day long and got plenty of stuff done. My head is spinning a bit and I exercised twice today, so I am more than ready to RELAX this evening. Bring on the R&R! Lunch I plowed through my To Do list this morning, so I…

Here’s another treadmill workout to add to your collection! 800’s & 400’s This workout starts with a 1-mile warm-up and then moves onto four 800’s with a 1/4 mile jog in between. When you don’t think you can do another 800, the workout drops down to four 400’s at the same pace with a 1/4 mile jog in between. For a 6-mile treadmill run, this workout really flew by! For those of you following along…

Oooooh, I have another great treadmill workout for you guys! I did a Tabata workout, which is interval training of 20 seconds of maximum intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times for a total of four minutes. My total workout time, including warm-up and cool-down, was only 20 minutes, but it kicked my butt! Credit for this simple and powerful training method belongs to its namesake, Dr. Izumi Tabata and a…

Yowsahs! That was a killer workout! I didn’t expect 800’s to be so challenging. It seems like a nice, friendly distance until you’re giving it your all on repeats and then it seems like it’s never, ever going to end! Friends, don’t let those 800’s trick you! Workout This afternoon, I hit the hotel gym to do my second CFE half marathon training workout, which was 5 X 800m, and, boy, did it kick my…

Hi, friends! I got my sweat on first thing this morning. Woohoo! I woke up, ate breakfast, and headed straight to the gym for a run on the treadmill. I had some fun with inclines and intervals, and I covered 4.37 miles in 40 minutes. Once I finished, I spent a few minutes walking on the treadmill as my cool down. During this time, I noticed that the machine said I burned 600 calories, which…

Feeling blah after the Thanksgiving holiday? Try this workout! Cardio: 30-minute Treadmill Workout Strength (3 sets): 10 push-ups on Bosu 15 crunches on stability ball 20 spider walks on Bosu 15 crunches on stability ball I woke up feeling pretty blah myself this morning. Too much sugar + booze = sluggish, unmotivated Tina. Instead of just going through the motions with a so-so workout, I kicked my butt with this high-intensity session, and once I…

What a blog post title. Altered reciprocal inhibition. It’s actually a pretty cool concept. I’ll explain in a minute! Workout Mid-morning, I headed to the gym for a workout. I started with a 3.5-mile run on the treadmill. I used the Option 1 workout to guide my run. Option 1 Option 2 After my run, I went to a Body Pump class. During class, I made sure to squeeze my glutes after each and every…

Hi, friends! I woke up to the sound of pouring rain and huge wind gusts outside of my bedroom window. The last long run of my training (8 miles) was on my agenda for this morning, so, obviously, I wasn’t psyched about the weather. While I don’t love running in the rain, I don’t mind it either. Breakfast While I hoped and waited for the rain to stop (or at least lessen), I ate my usual…

Next week is going to be crazy for me. I’m attending a blog summit in California, and then I go immediately to New York City to run the marathon. Needless to say, it’s going to be an exciting few days, but also a hectic few days, so today I tried to get a head start on my work for next week. I put my nose to the grindstone, and wrote almost a week’s worth of…

Do you know the date you were supposed to be born? I didn’t until this afternoon, but I celebrated it with cake! According to my mom, my original due date was 31 years ago (July 5th), so it made perfect sense to celebrate my belated birthday today. Better late than never, right?! 😉 We tried to find a time to celebrate my birthday back in June, but our schedules just never seemed to matched up….

Long runs on the treadmill are not fun, but I’m learning to like them”¦ at least a little bit. At 8:30 this morning, it was 15 degrees F outside. Generally, my cold weather cut-off for an outdoor run is 30 degrees. I’m sure I could probably handle a few degrees colder, but 15 was just too frigid for me. I knew I just wouldn’t enjoy the run. Plus, the sidewalks and roads are still a mess…