Welcome to Week 4, Day 6 of the EBOOST Fitness Holiday Challenge!
Each week we are challenging you to focus on your health and fitness for all 7 days each week, including five days of workouts, one full rest day, and one active rest day. This is by no means a strict plan you need to follow. If you have a current workout routine that you are loving feel free to keep at it because you can still participate in our challenge with the chance to win prizes by posting your images on Instagram and tagging @EBOOST, #eboost, and #fitnessholidaychallenge. Each post is an entry into a chance at winning one of our prizes–Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4, EBOOST gift cards and more! To see the full list of prizes, please check out our Fitness Holiday Challenge Overview blog post.
Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.
Day 6: Steady Pace Cardio
Today’s focus is on finding your one-mile time. Finding your base is a great way to understand your baseline which can be used to see how you progress in the future.
5-minutes warm up, walking 2.5-4.0mph
.25 mile fast walk
.25 mile fast walk
5-minute cooldown, walking 2.5-4.0mph
If you can’t run the whole mile, no big deal. This is not something to beat yourself up about. This is something to figure out exactly where you are in your fitness, which serves as a good tool to see how well you do in the future when you stick to it.
During your first mile, you may not run as fast as you can actually run a mile. This is completely okay and actually encouraged. It is important to understand your body and see how it does for a whole mile. For instance, some people need to start off slow to increase their heart rate because if they spike it too high too quickly, then it is harder for their heart rate to level back down.