30 Minute Treadmill HIIT

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State Fair Day! State Fair Day!

I! Can’t! Wait!

Today is Workout Wednesday and there will be no slacking just because it’s fair day. I’m so committed aren’t I? It’s a beautiful thing and I like to enjoy it while it lasts.

My hamstrings are still a teeny bit sore from my last Body Beast Legs workout so I figured a good HIIT workout would be good for them rather than attempting my scheduled Leg workout. I could just walk but that’s too slow-going for me. Besides, I’ll be doing plenty of walking later today.

After the workout, my legs actually feel better now than before I started and I’m lovin’ it. I gotta get back to regular cardio sessions to prepare for Rugged Maniac! It’s just over 2 weeks away and I’ve got some work to do.

Here’s the 30-minute HIIT workout I completed:

30 minute hiit workout

For clarity:

  • 5 minute warm-up.
  • ONE minute at 7 mph followed by TWO minutes at 5.5 mph – repeated for 5 times total (15 minutes).
  • Walked ONE minute to recover a bit.
  • 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off for a total of 10 times (5 minutes)
  • 4-minute cool down.

Total time: 30 minutes

Total calories burned: 245

When I was done, I felt like puking. I’m all better now. :)

Off to the fair!

{ Happy Birthday Grandma! Will be thinking of you lots today. <3 }


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  1. Suart Burge says:

    Great session! I have written a summary of what HIIT is and does from studying university papers and turning them into ‘plain english!’ I woule LOVE to hear your thoughts … http://www.fitness-saver.com/2012/04/23/hiit-high-intensity-interval-training/ Thanks in advance :)

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