This week’s fit links from around the web:
- We’re downloading this app to that helps you stay active at your desk job. – iTunes
- Move over, pumpkin–sweet potatoes deserve a spot on your plate this fall. Try these 5 recipes. — FitBottomedGirls
- A new study found that athletes have more tolerance for pain, but it’s more about mind over matter. -- Greatist
- We need this today: The Rainy Day Runner’s Workout -- FitSugar
- A publisher has removed all smoking references in the Night Before Christmas. Some are against changing a historical figure. We prefer our Santa smoke-free. — LA Times
If you haven’t heard (which is nearly impossible), there’s a storm a brewing! Hurricane Irene has hit the Bahamas and is making her way up the east coast, putting a damper not only on my weekend fun but my long training run as well.
If your exercising tendencies are similar to mine, you know that running more than three miles on a treadmill is the equivalent of watching paint dry. After all, one can only watch so many episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians before your gym partners take the remote from you, right?
To stick to my half-marathon schedule and fit in my six mile run this weekend, I’m going to mix it up with intervals and strength training in between miles. Take a look at my plan below:
- Warm up: walk briskly and then a slow jog, 5 minutes
- Run: 3 miles, adding hills every half mile for 3 minutes
- Hop off treadmill, do the Superset 3 move (from our September issue, on newsstands now!) to tone butt, hamstrings and quads
- Run: 1 mile, adding a hill at the half mile mark for 2 minutes
- Sprint: 1 mile, alternating between a sprint and recovery jog for every quarter mile (you’ll sprint twice and recover twice)
- Run: 1 mile, followed by a cool down
Now tell us: How do you beat boredom when the weather takes your workout indoors?