A Fun Run/Plank Workout + Giveaway!

Last night I did three miles on the treadmill with a plank in between each mile. I was kind of dreading the run for some reason, but once I got going it turned into the best run I’ve had since the Princess Half!

For each mile I did 3 easy laps and then 1 hard lap, jumped off and did a plank and then hopped back on for another mile — all while watching the beginning of the Miami Heat game!

I think it was my best run in over a week because it was the perfect mix of easy/hard/fun/diverse. I’ll definitely be doing this one again. Adding in the one hard lap made it feel like a quality workout even though it didn’t take that long. It’s perfect for a weeknight when I’m hitting the gym late and am short on time!

And now, to celebrate making it to the middle of the week I want to do a giveaway for one of my new candles! The winner can choose any candle from the new collection:

Lilypad Candles Spring Collection 2014

The giveaway will run until Saturday and I will contact the winner on Sunday. I hope you enter! : )

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  1. Ali K. @ Hit the Ground Running

    I need to try a piank-between-miles workout. They sound really useful and like a good way to mix it up, but they also sound SO painful haha. I like to be done with a run once I stop!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      It was a pretty good workout although if I am being honest planking just stinks. I don’t think I will ever like doing them!

  2. Amy

    This is a great giveaway! Thanks!
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  3. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    I did something similar on my spin bike this morning! It was spin-plank-spin-plank! I know you wanted to get in some core work and that was a sneaky way Miss Kristina!!!!
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Love it! 🙂 Yep, sneaking the planks in to my run helped me get them in since I dislike them a lot! haha

  4. Dana

    I’ve been slacking on core work big time, so I really need to try that next run! Circuits really make workouts go way more quickly haha. The fast lap is also a good idea, maybe that’ll help me with speed work 🙂

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Doing 3 easy laps and 1 hard lap is my favorite way to bump a run up a notch! Plus, it helps to make the treadmill miles feel more fun 🙂

  5. The Running Schlub

    I love those runs that start out rough or you are lazy to even get started then they just turn into fantastic runs.

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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      ME TOO! You never regret the run when it’s over … but sometimes it’s still hard to get started! 🙂

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  7. Karen

    Great work out! It does sound like a fun mix of a challenge 🙂 I love candles 🙂
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