Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Treadmill speedwork

Well....I'm training how I feel, I felt like I could handle a speed session today. I've been studying and researching how to burn fat at the fastest possible rate....I am an obsessive type you know :)...and interval training is one of the sure fire ways to burn fat and improve VO2 max.
  I have been putting lots of time in and at decent paces and I am most definitely seeing the results. Today I weighed in at 179!!! I haven't been under 180 in several years. I am actually half way to my goal of reaching 172 lbs.
   So with feeling good and motivation I went with a clear plan of 5X1/2 mile with 1/4 rest intervals. The pace speed was 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, and 8mph. I am telling you these paces seemed a lot faster that what I remember them to be on the track?!
  I did a mile warm-up and cool-down finishing the work out in 56 minutes with 5.55 treadmiles.
 I have become very aware of my caloric intake and am more aware of what I'm eating and it's nutritional value. Hope all is well with you! Peace

1 comment:

Marlene said...

"Treadmiles" - I like that!

Nice speed work. I always find the same paces feel much faster on the 'mill than outdoors.

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