Monday, January 26, 2009

More Treadmill Hill Work

This evening I went out to eat with my wife and family at an italian place in Ravenna called Alessi's Ristorante. This was our first time here and tonight was Italian Night. Let me say... I don't think you can find a better pasta deal anywhere. It consists of all-you-can-eat spaghetti for $2.99, with the option to add on a meatball for .50/each, salad for .99, and garlic bread sticks for .25/each. And the best part was their sauce was delicious. They also have some other good nightly specials that you can check out here.

Once I was done stuffing my face (including a generous slice of their carrot cake) and back home, I knew I was going to have a hard time getting motivated for any kind of workout tonight. On the other hand, I really wanted to burn off some of those calories, so I forced myself to get off the couch and hit up the treadmill. My plan was to do another uphill workout and finish before 10pm so that I could watch the new episode of Man vs. Wild.

I started off with the treadmill set at a 10% grade and walked at 4 mph for 20 minutes. Then for the second half of my workout I raised the incline to 15% and walked at 3.5 mph for another 20 minutes. Felt pretty good during and after. The best part is lowering the treadmill back down when you're done... it feels like you're actually going downhill even though it's flat!


Clara said...

That food sounds awesome. I can't believe you ran so shortly after eating, but I definitely know the feeling (all the time!). And yes, I LOVE putting the treadmill incline back down. Swweeeet.

DaisyDuc said...

Kudos to you for getting on the treadmill after all that. A big meal always sabotages any subsequent training in my world.

When Alessi's was in Troy, we indulged regularly on Monday Italian night. Definitely a good deal!

Kim said...

Food sounds delish and a bargain at that! Good for you for escaping the carbo coma and getting on the treadmill!