I don’t know about you guys, but when I use the treadmill I need to use every trick in the book to stave off boredom. Having a set workout to follow makes the time go much faster. So I came up with three treadmill workouts for you to try, to keep you motivated next time you’re stuck inside for your run. Of course, I tried them all out as well and trust me, they are good ones!
Three Treadmill Workouts (guaranteed to make you sweat!)
When I first came up with these, I posted Treadmill Workout #1 to my Facebook page. SURPRISE! It’s the hardest one (I think so, anyway). I ran it and I was a total sweaty mess afterwards. My advice is to start slow – be conservative with your speed in the beginning to avoid wanting to die at the end. This is the perfect example of seeing a workout on paper and not quite understanding how it’s going to feel when you’re in the middle of it. I started faster than I should have and suffered accordingly. 😉
Then we come to Treadmill Workout #2. This is another running workout, but with walking breaks, so more along the lines of interval training. Where I’ve indicated “Repeat twice”, I mean repeat the run/walk combo two more times in addition to the first time (so each interval section takes 12 minutes).
And last but not least is a walking workout, Treadmill Workout #3. Don’t be fooled – just because you’re walking it doesn’t mean it’s easy! This is a pyramid workout, where your incline goes up and then you come ‘down’ the other side. BUT! Just for fun! 😉 I decided to make the coming down part at a fast pace to keep up your intensity level. (Don’t worry, since the ‘down’ part is still basically walking up a hill this is still kind on your knees).
Leave me a comment to let me know if you try any of these!
Do you ever do walking workouts on the treadmill?