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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Really? That's a jog?

So I follow Courtney Crozier from Biggest Loser 11 on twitter.  I really have always liked her (because she was always so bubbly and positive on the show) and continue to be inspired by her.  But something struck me as crazy today.  She posted on her blog Brett's (BL former trainer) treadmill workout that she uses.  This is what it said :

Warm up in any way you usually do (I walk at a 12 incline at 3.0 for 5 minutes)
-5 sets of jogging intervals! 2 minutes on, 1 minute off
2 minutes on run at a fast jog/slow run (I run at a 7.5-8.0)
… 1 minute of walking at a very slow pace (2.0-2.5)
Do that 5 times for a total of 15 minutes
-6 sets of sprint intervals! 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off
30 seconds at a full out sprint (I do these at a 10.0-11.0 depending on the day)
30 seconds walking at a very slow pace (2.0-2.5)
Do that 6 times for a total of 6 minutes
-Jog a half mile at your own pace (I usually do it at a 6.5)
Cool down! Walk it out at your own pace.

Let me just make mention of a couple of things.  First, my inlaws treadmill doesn't even go up to a 12!  Second, fast jog/slow run to her is 7.5/8.0.  Are you kidding me?  A fast jog, slow run to me is somewhere between 5.0 and 5.5.  Then full sprint is 10-11?  REALLY???  I have never even been up that high.  I don't think my legs could move that fast!  LOL!  Does the treadmill go up that high?  My sprint is usually a 7.0 -8.0.  I once did a 9 for 30 seconds.  Then at the end it says "jog (note the word jog) a 1/2 mile at your own pace", she does at 6.5.  That is certainly not a jog to me, it's an all out run, bordering on hard run.  This just blew my mind!  Ughhhh...I'm slower than I thought!

If you have any comments on this, let me know.  I do really like Courtney and following her.  She does go on to say in her blog to remember that these are her speeds and we don't need to use them.  And that you can walk if you need to, but I can honestly say that blog did not do anything good for my confidence.  No way!  Good workout, yes!  Unrealistic speeds, yes!  That's all I have to say about that!

1 comment:

  1. I doubt I could do that!! I have an elliptical and I dont pay attention to my speed. I do what my body can do and then sometimes I push it full throttle for 15 secs and then back off.
    I do not think you are alone. Plus she was on the biggest loser and had all that professional training EVERYDAY and access to the "latest" equipment. Don't beat yourself up, you know what YOU CAN do and what YOU CAN'T. You will get there eventually. Keep your head up!