My first mixed cardio session

How is your training going this week? Mine has been a great week. I am aching in that awesome kind of ouch it hurts but it reminds me i have trained well kind of way.

So anyway, I am used to hearing the girls at the gym talk about mixed cardio training sessions but have never actually done one. I rocked up at the gym last night to train with one of my really good friends who also happens to be amazingly fit having challenged her to a ‘let’s smash our legs in a sprint’ session and when I got there she said why don’t we do a mixed cardio session? I said ‘sure’ not completely sure of what I was in for.

So we started on the treadmills and after warming up (of course) we did 5 lots of 300m sprints with 1 min rests- the first one at 12.5 pace on the treadmill and got up to 13.5. So I put everything into the last one and she turned around and said ‘you’re finding that easy let’s do two more!’ this is the girl whose legs are way longer than mine and so my ducky legs look they are sprinting next to hers that look like she is just cruising!’ so I agreed and we ended up doing 8 in total and hit 14 or 14.5 on the treadmill which I was pleased with.

But then she says, right onto the next machine and we jumped on the elliptical training and pushed it on an interval training sprint for 13 mins, then onto the rowing machine to smash it for 5 minutes as hard as we could, and finally onto the bikes.

By the end of it I was exhausted and felt like I’d been on The Biggest Loser but I felt amazing. I usually stop after my sprints but moving on from machine to machine really shows how fit you are/can be and you push that bit further. So we’ve said we’ll do a mixed cardio session once a week now and I can’t wait. I am clearly a laggard on this having not done it before but now I have I can’t wait for the next session (Nadia I hope you’re not reading this!) .

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  1. This sounds like a great way of training, might have to give it a shot sometime. Keeps things interesting too for when the treadmill just doesn’t seem to be cutting it.

    1. Hi Rachel it is perfect for me because by the time I was exhausted on one machine we stopped and moved on to another and things like the elliptical trainer and bike I find don’t hurt as much as the treadmill do 🙂 but it was a great all round workout 🙂

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