I have a new treadmill workout for you today!
I am skipping our usual dinner plan post because after today, it’s winter break time which means we won’t be home like we usually are during a normal school week. We won’t be away but our plans will involve more time out to eat and less time in the kitchen which is always welcomed from time to time!
I have been pinning lots of meal ideas though for our next dinner plan so if you need inspiration for the week ahead, check out my meal planning board 🙂
Anyway, the treadmill workout. I think you will like it! I ran it a few times and find it fun yet challenging, in a good way. This treadmill workout is great because it allows for a good warm up followed by engaging intervals with the option to either hold at a specific pace or play around within a pace range.
Normally I do not give specific speeds for my workouts since we all run at different paces but for this one, I am including exactly what I did. Please feel free to modify it! Go at your pace which may be faster or slower. I recommend that if you want to modify the workout to your speeds, pick a warm up pace and then bump up accordingly.
My warm up pace starts at 6.3 and goes no higher than 6.8. I really try not to go faster during a warm up because it can backfire on me, fatiguing me rather than energizing me which ruins the duration of the run.
I like trying to hold at 7.5 because I want my legs to think an 8:00 min/mile is comfortable. The more I hold steady at this pace on the treadmill, the better able I am to run it naturally outside with less effort. I have absolutely seen the benefit when I run outdoors! I am running faster out there (when I actually get out there) and the fast paces definitely feel easier to the point where I am shocked that I am running so fast.
I give small pace ranges in case you are like me and like to play with the buttons but you can hold steady instead. Those half miles do go quick when you are going fast!
And one more thing to remember, the treadmill is a machine, you aren’t. Some days this workout will feel awesome and sometimes, it may be way too hard. Pay attention to how you feel – if you need to slow down, slow down or even stop! Not every day should be a challenging workout. If you are due for an easy run, scale back your pace and play around in your easy pace range or save this workout for another day.
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Will you be running outdoors or on the treadmill this weekend?
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