Spring Snow and Intervals

by - Monday, March 25, 2013

Have you guys been watching the March Madness tournament? I can't get enough of it with all the upsets this year. My bracket has gone to complete shit, but I don't even care.

I rocked my Temple U shirt yesterday in hopes that TU would pull of an upset and knock off Indiana. They came close but couldn't quite pull it out.

Bought this shirt ten years ago when I was sure I was going to be a Temple Owl.
(Fun fact: I bought this shirt about ten years ago, when I was sure I was going to go to Temple for college.)

In other news, I woke up to this sight this morning:


Global warming, my foot.

It's March 25th and there were a solid 1.5 inches of snow on the ground this morning.

Three+ hours later and it's still coming down.

I'm glad I had an interval workout on the schedule for today and was already planning on being inside on the treadmill anyway. Otherwise the slippery snow would have really messed up plans.

It's heavy, wet snow and it's certainly making the sidewalks slick. I felt like I was skating my way down to the fitness center this morning.

I made it without any major falls though. Go me!

It was definitely a treadmill day this morning. #springsnow #fitfluential
Don't mind my pasty white legs -- they haven't seen sun in months

I had the fitness center mostly to myself this morning, so I hopped on the newest treadmill that has the nice interval setting built in. Basically before the workout starts, it lets you program in your run speed and your recovery speed and then all you have to do is push one button and the machine toggles between the speeds.

Saves you from jamming the speed up and speed down arrows a million times when you want to switch speeds.

This morning's workout was 1 minute hard run, two minutes recovery. Repeat 10 times.

I set my hard run speed at 8.0 mph. (In hindsight, probably could have kicked it up to 8.5).

My recovery was 4.0 mph walking at an increasing incline. I started at 3 percent incline and worked my way up to 5 percent incline by the end of the workout.

It ended up being a great workout and a perfect way to start my week.

I slip-slided my way back home from the fitness center (again managing to avoid a major wipe out) and now I'm curled up under the covers working from my bed. I might be keeping my fingers crossed the Maryland closes early today. Teachers love snow days as much as students.


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  1. I know, what s up with this weather?!?! I definitely slept in this morning and skipped my morning workout (oops).

  2. I'm so over winter...the snow (that I'm assuming you just got!) just started in NYC. Where's spring??

    I like the sound of that fancy treadmill...while I never run on them, I hate having to push the up and down buttons a million times.

    Glad you didn't end up going to Temple!

  3. I was sooo hoping for a snow day today...alas. Just another rainy mess. Nice work on the treadmill!

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