10k Strength Builder & The 30 Day Shred

Much better workout tonight after yesterday’s “blah” five miler. Did my favorite treadmill workout; the 10k Strength Builder courtesy of Spinervals guru Troy Jacobson in which you’re coaxed into a gentle 10 warm up with a few 30 seconds striders, followed by 5 x 6 minute repeats at a steadily increasing incline. Great workout and always a challenge.

Before I could stop sweating I found myself doing Day 2 of the Jillian Michaels: 30 Day Shred DVD workout. Jillian, in case you didn’t kno, is a personal trainer who gained prominence on the NBC weight-loss reality series The Biggest Loser. My wife, Ally, started the program a few days ago and thought it would be fun if I tried it too. If you fancy a nice gentle 20 minute cool down after a challenging treadmill run, this isn’t the workout for you. Trust me, it’s tough, and you’ll hurt in places that haven’t hurt for years! Great fun though and I’m sure it will add something to my overall fitness. I certainly hope so anyway….

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[...] night I did my favorite treadmill workout – the 10k Strength Builder – and it’s reassuring to notice I’m doing the same intervals at a lower average [...]

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