Happy Friday! I'm looking forward to the weekend like it's nobody's business. I've been going at it full speed this week between work and studying, so I'm looking forward to some relaxation time. On Tuesday my boyfriend texted me a photo of a can of Hopping Mad's Cider Radler that he bought for me. It could potentially be an amazing drink (I love both ciders and radlers), so I've had it in the back of my mind all week. I'll try it this weekend and let you know how it is.
For today's workout I thought I'd create an indoor one that can be done on the treadmill. The summers here in Calgary can get hot. Really hot. I generally don't enjoy working out outside when it's like that so I'd definitely pick an at home or gym workout instead so that I can escape the heat. Tell me I'm not the only one who's a wimp when the sun is out and the temperatures soar.
Since the incline feature is a handy way to change up the intensity on a treadmill I decided to make it a pyramid workout. It starts and ends at 1% for the warm up and cool down and gets as steep as 7% at the 18 minute mark. While they're not always the funnest to run on, treadmills are great when you can use the time/speed/incline to your advantage.
You'll notice that I gave the choice of doing this workout walking or running. Either way you'll be sweaty by the time it's done because of the incline. Whatever speed you decide on, make sure to set it at something that's challenging enough while not being too hard that you can't finish. Trust me – you'll be feeling that 7% incline right in the middle of the workout.
Be sure to check out all the other workouts I've created on the Workout page.
Remember to check with your doctor before starting if you're new to working out, and as always honor your body and modify as needed.
When it's hot outside do you prefer running outdoors or at the gym on a treadmill?