Monday, March 26, 2012

The Ultimate Runner's Guide (#Infographic)

I typically do three days of cardio (plus core) and two days of total-body strength training every week. Today happened to be one of those cardio days, and since I'm coming off a weekend, I was less than thrilled with the prospect of having to run on the treadmill (otherwise known as the "dreadmill"). It's just so boring. And I so felt like being lazy with my girl.

Then the following infographic showed up in my Google Reader as I chomped down some cereal. It had me at "get on your running shoes. Stretch and warm up. Now, on your mark, get set, go!"

The Ultimate Runners Guide
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 In case you're wondering, I busted out four miles today. Above average for a Monday, if you go by the stats above, and the longest I've clocked since my pre-baby days. I did, however, divide it up into two segments, taking a short break at the halfway point to work my core (and use the restroom). Wednesday is yet another cardio day, and I'm hoping to link the two this time. If I can last that long on the treadmill. Sometimes I have to hop off it to run my last mile on the track.

 I better download some new music, maybe that'll help.

Question: How do you fight boredom on the treadmill? Do you have a go-to running song?


Michelle said...

This is so helpful, thanks! In terms of running music my playlist has a little bit of everything, Arcade Fire, Sleigh Bells, Black Eyed Peas, TV on the Radio, Matt and Kim...Let me know if you want specific song names - I know I'm always on the lookout for new songs to motivate me.

TARA said...

I would love song names! Thanks, Michelle!

Michelle said...

Okay, here are some of my favorites. They always get me moving!

Halfway Home - TV on the Radio
Block after Block - Matt & Kim
Girl Talk – any song
Dog Days are Over - Florence and the Machine
We Found Love - Rihanna
Kickdrum Heart - Avett Bros.
Howlin’ For You – Black Keys
Ready to Start, Keep the Car Running & Month of May – Arcade Fire

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