There are some days getting to the track isn’t feasible.
Ah, the oval. Reminds me of high school track where lots of speed training and jump workouts took place.
So, creating a speed workout on the treadmill is the next best option. Pace is controlled. All you have to focus on is form and breathing.
I always begin with an easy paced warm-up mile, or 2 depending on the day, and usually set the incline at 1.0.
Occasionally, I increase the incline to 5 with this workout to create more of a challenge.
The speed is relative but you should be pushing well outside of your comfort zone since it is only 60 seconds.
When I’m not following a training plan, I usually do this once a week.
Oatmeal: I add total lean protein powder to my oats for flavor and the satiety that comes with protein for b-fast. Also, 1 TBS of chia seeds, sliced almonds, almond milk & a banana.
Easy Eggs: I’m all about ease & convenience in the kitchen, so I microwaved 1 c. of egg whites for 3 mins. in a mug for a protein packed sandwich.
Treats: I don’t need Starbucks everyday to function; it is usually a treat 1-2x a week. Here, I took an iced skinny vanilla latte, added 1 scoop of protein powder, blended, which means a skinny frap.
Some of you maybe be cursing me for giving up a potential overnight oats in a jar breakfast, but that’s how much I love this guy.
Cooper starts salivating when he hears the nut butter jars being scraped clean. How can I deny him? I know this girl understands.
Do you like coffee or lattes? What is your favorite caffeinated drink?
Do you prefer running on the treadmill or track for speed workouts?