Case of the Mondays Treadmill Workout

22 Oct

Ever feel like this when Monday rolls around?

That was me. Today. and last Monday, the Monday before, and the Monday before that. It’s not that I despise’s just..the weekend is really over and it’s time to get back on the daily grind. BUT. It’s a fresh start!

This past weekend, though, was not one to write home about and I couldn’t WAIT for Monday and a fresh start! I’ll spare the drama and silliness of young-love :).

It was the perfect excuse to hop on the treadmill and bust out a walking workout that would sure leave me a shweaty mess. Walking on an incline of 15% WITHOUT death-griping the handrails is NO JOKE!

Minutes MPH Incline
0-5:00 3.5-4.0 2%
5:00-10:00 3.6-4.1 2%
10:00-11:00 3.6 15%
11:00-12:00 3 15%
12:00-13:00 3.8 14%
13:00-14:00 3 14%
14:00-15:00 3.9 13%
15:00-16:00 3 13%
16:00-17:00 4 12%
17:00-18:00 3 12%
18:00-19:00 4.1 11%
19:00-20:00 3 11%
20:00-21:00 4.2 10%
21:00-22:00 3 10%
22:00-33:00 Repeat minutes 10:00-22:00
34:00-35:00 4.5 2%
35:00-40:00 4.0-4.5 2%-4%

Now I’m 5’3″ish and my height is all in my torso so when the speed reached anything above 4.0, my gams were booking it! I had to adjust the speed a few times simply because I looked like a fool..

Power walk your heart out 😀

9 Responses to “Case of the Mondays Treadmill Workout”

  1. Em October 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    People underestimate how hard you work just walking at a steep incline on the treadmill; it is tough work! I have a long torso like you, so my legs are pumping extra-hard during workouts like these!

    • K.E.P.T. You Fit October 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

      I know! I refuse to hold on the handrails so I made sure to slow the speed down. I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s legs work overtime!

    • Alex @ Brain, Body, Because October 24, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

      I never thought to do walking at a steep incline. I have a long torso, too. I’ll have to try this!

      • K.E.P.T. You Fit October 24, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

        You should try it! It’s tougher than it looks 🙂

  2. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance October 22, 2012 at 11:35 pm #

    Love this. Thank you for a great power walking workout idea! Pinning this now! 🙂

    • K.E.P.T. You Fit October 23, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

      I never used to walk on the treadmill because I thought it was a waste of time. Not when you’re doing intervals though! It made the time fly and wasn’t as tedious as I thought 🙂 Let me know!

  3. Life After Swimming October 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    I love fast walks. I sweat so much but my legs don’t kill me like running either!


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