|my favorite 5k you can read about it here|
|Monster costumer dash 12' 1st place costume this race was miserating ;/ back pain|
|St. Patty's Dash 2013 I ran for beer (31 minutes)|
|I only ran to break in the shoes I won at said Monster Dash - BROOKS baby!|
So that's my fat burning cardio no running routine. I strive to do that twice a week and 3 if I am really feeling it but with leg day in the mix I find it hard to do that. On my weight training days I try to get in 25 minutes of HIIT cardio - basically 5 minute warm up on the treadmill walking at a fast pace and as high incline as you can handle (I do 12-15 and I have to hold on so I don't fall off) the incline works your booty my problem area :O (yes I have a cellulite laden booty!) then I crank it up to a sprint and I sprint for 30 seconds then I stand on the side while that sucker runs (this takes a little skill) and rest for 30 seconds I do that for 20 minutes then cool down for 5 minutes WARNING you will sweat like a pig while doing this! HIIT is a FAT burning cardio so as you can see I rarely do any steady cardio I find it getting harder and harder the more weight training I do. It's hard to body build and lean muscles so chose your work outs carefully. My advice - if you are in fact doing some sort of body building routine chose you cardio carefully - long stints of cardio(marathon runners don't really have time for body building anyhow and vice versa) and weight lifting will confuse the muscle and you may not achieve what it is you are trying to do :)
PS NO gym?! The best at home HIIT in my opinion is a jump rope. Warmup jogging for 5 minutes then jump rope 30 seconds on 30 seconds off for 20 minutes - EASY...NOT but worth it!
Bucket list 5k - COLOR RUN (check September 2013 then that's it, unless it involves beer!)