This morning I was up and straight to the gym for a pyramid treadmill workout. I’d been looking forward to another run in my new shoes, and I wanted to get in a refreshing 3 miles (still my limit these days) before work. The pyramid workout went like this:
set treadmill at 1% incline
5 minutes warm-up (I ran set the speed at 6.0)
1 minute hard, 1 minute recovery
2 minutes hard, 1 minute recovery
3 minutes hard, 1 minute recovery
4 minutes hard, 1 minute recovery
And then back down the pyramid ending with a few minutes cool down.
All in all, I went 3.3 miles in 30 minutes – with my hard speed at 7.0-7.2 and my recovery at 6.0. It felt like a good workout but not too intense. If you increased speed more, then you could really amp it up.
For lunch, I had a meeting at Cafe Latte in St. Paul. If you’ve never been to Cafe Latte before, all I can say is that you should probably go tomorrow. They have salads, soups, sandwiches, pizza, wine, coffee, and – best for last – dessert.
Cafe Latte serves beyond dessert really – it’s more like heaven on a plate. If you have been there, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t been there, you will know tomorrow when you go. 🙂 Their most popular desserts are turtle cake, cheesecake, and german chocolate. I am a hardcore proponent of the turtle cake – you won’t ever lose with it. Promise.
Although dessert is definitely the highlight, the regular food menu is also great. Here’s my lunch of tuscan white bean soup with a whole wheat roll and turtle cake (obviously).
Other glimpses around the table…salad combo plate of black rice salad/chicken and cheese salad with a mini baguette.
As was to be expected, no one left disappointed. It’s probably a good thing this place is located in St. Paul and not Minneapolis, otherwise there might be a little too much turtle cake in my future.