Mar 15th, 2012
I decided to take my cardio outside for the first time this season!! I ran around my neighborhood a lot last summer, so I wanted a change of scenery. I decided to go to a local high school track and let me tell ya…it was a success!!! Here’s a breakdown of what I did while I was there.
- 10 minutes of sprints
- 20 min jogging
- 10 min running the bleachers
Total Time: 40 minutes (39:05)
Calories Burned: 427
Average Heart Rate: 167. Maximum Heart Rate: 187
Here’s a couple pictures I took when I was out enjoying the sun!!!
The bleachers weren’t huge but it was a great addition to the workout. I would run up the stairs, then down the next staircase, then back up, then back down until I got to the end. When I got to the end, I’d walk to the start and try to beat my time. I ended up surprising myself on how much faster I got!!
I think I did about 5 sets of bleacher runs.
The soccer field made me TOTALLY miss my soccer days. I played soccer pretty much my whole life. I started at 5 years old until I went off to college. After college I picked it back up and became a soccer trainer and coach. I have been on a couple adult leagues since then. LOVE THE SPORT!!!
The high school even had those big tires for training. Maybe some day someone can come with me and teach me how to train with them.
I doubt I could lift that sucker though!
Here’s how I did the 10 minute track workout…you should give it a shot to change up your normal routine!
I apologize for the poor graphic. I put it together real quickly.
You would start at one of the green lines and sprint until you hit the read line. This would be the length of the track before it starts to curve. I’m guessing the sprint is about 1/8 mile (considering a whole lap is 1/4 mile).
When you hit the red line, you have a recovery time where you will walk until the next green line. Sprint again until the red line. Continue this pattern for as long as you desire.
I’m just warning you though, I was sprinting at 100% and I think that’s when my heart rate got up to my maximum of 187. It can be as intense as you make it!
Now get out there…and track it up!!
Prior to this run, I’ll share a couple of my eats….
My first meal was oatmeal, natural peanut butter and egg whites. Look at me! Protein, carbs and healthy fats! Point for me!
After the workout I grilled up some chicken and string beans. I also had some low sodium rice cakes but they are un-pictured because they are not very photogenic.
Have you ever taken your workout to the track? How do you like it??
I liked it way better than running on a treadmill. I hope to keep up this up for the summer!!