Another day, another hotel gym for Fit Stanley to check out!
This hotel has a very nice, well-equipped gym, but Fit Stanley isn’t sure we can get our workout done within this time limit.
Since it was only 5:15 am and there was a bank of treadmills, we decided to see how long we could g0 before the gym filled up.
The treadmill screen had a track layout, so we made up a virtual track workout, based on 1/4 miles laps instead of set time intervals:
Virtual Track Workout
Lap 1: walking warm-up @ 3.5 mph
Laps 2-3: running warm-up @ 5.7 mph
Laps 4-5: running warm-up @ 6.0 mph
Lap 6: running ramp-up @ 6.3 mph
Lap 7: running ramp-up @ 6.5 mph
Laps 8-11: tempo run @ 6.7 mph
Laps 12-17: 1/4 mile repeats @ 7.0 mph with 1/8 mile recovery at 6.0 mph
Lap 18-19: running cool-down @ 6.3 mph
Laps 20-21: walking cool-down @ 3.7 mph
(I got to my cool-down before all the treadmills were taken, and by the time I finished the first cool-down lap, several other treadmills were open, so I don’t think I kept anyone from their workout.)
After a bit of stretching, it was time to get some coffee.
Does your gym have a time limit on its cardio equipment?
When is the last time you climbed a tree?