Fun Treadmill Workout

28 Jan

It’s cold outside. I’m starting to run again this week, but I would like to stay inside. I’ve ran in the cold before but recently I am just not feeling it. It’s just been too cold and I’m afraid of slipping on ice/snow.

So I came up with something to keep from getting bored on the treadmill. You know how in spin classes you usually increase resistance or speed when the music tempo picks up? Well, that’s what you’ll do in this workout!

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Start by warming up for 5-10 minutes, then jog at whatever your easy pace is. Turn your music on & up.

With each song that passes, every time the chorus comes up (which is usually the most upbeat portion of the song), either increase your incline, or increase your speed.

For example, if you’re running at 5.5, when the chorus comes on, increase to 5.8-6.0 until the chorus is over. Once it’s over, decrease back to an easy jog. Switch it up by increasing your incline on one song, and increasing speed on another song. Repeat for however long you want your run to be!

Let me know if you try it out! Do you have a treadmill boredom buster workout? Please share in the comments 🙂

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3 Responses to “Fun Treadmill Workout”

  1. Ani January 28, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    I did a post just last week about all sorts of treadmill workouts – http://milesforthought.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/treadmill-workouts/

    • reach-yourpeak January 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

      yeah i saw that one! those are great. Can it be spring time yet?

      • Ani January 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

        Honestly it cannot come soon enough!

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