Treadmill Time Of Year (workout recap)

A few things to note before getting to my workouts:

I think I will be on the treadmill more often than not now that winter is really here. I thought we would escape the actual winter (why did I think that?!) but the colder temps are here and I’m sure the snow is next.

The treadmill is an interesting experience. I definitely do not hate it but I can’t always get a great run accomplished, especially when running indoors is the only option for days on end rather than a mix of outdoor and indoor. It’s like I either thrive with the treadmill or want nothing to do with it. Luckily I don’t run as many miles as I did  so that the battle of the treadmill isn’t as major as its been in the past.

These two treadmill posts are worth checking out:

Don’t Hate The Treadmill

Treadmill Workouts To Try This Winter

treadmill workouts to try this winter

Monday – 30 Min Elliptical/In The Gym

I started with the treadmill but knew within one minute that today was not a treadmill day for me. So, I hopped off and chose the elliptical instead. I can usually tell when I can push beyond those first few minutes to find my groove and when there’s no hope for a quality workout. Today was a no hope day and I wasn’t in the mood to drag on the treadmill for 30 minutes.

Before leaving the gym, I did a few rounds of squats and lunges.

Tuesday – 45 Min Pure Barre

I chose a Pure Barre legacy DVD workout which is uploaded to the Pure Barre On Demand Platform.

Wednesday – 5 Miles (treadmill)

I mentioned this workout in Friday’s post. I still don’t know how I made it 5 miles when I was telling myself to stop at 15 minutes but I’m glad I had it in me to continue.

Thursday – 30 Min Elliptical/20 Min Pure Barre

Last night I received a Pure Barre email alerting me to new 20 minute workouts so I wanted to give it a try. I stopped at my gym for the elliptical after taking my son to school and then came home for the 20 minute seat focused workout. I liked it!

pure barre on demand

Friday – 7 Miles Treadmill

I chose to run this workout today instead of tomorrow for two reasons. First, I knew I was getting my period tomorrow and I also had the painters coming to my house first thing in the morning which meant I would be limited on my run time. Today just made more sense!

20 minutes easy + 30 minutes effort ranging 7.5 – 8.2 + one mile cool down to hit 7 miles. Great workout!

Saturday – 30 Min Treadmill Incline Walk

I had 30 minutes for a workout today and decided I wanted to do an inline walk on the treadmill. Trust me when I say, incline walking is a workout!  I ranged the incline between 7.0 – 13.0 with my speed between 3.8 – 4.2. (I’m not a fast walker).

My form starts to suffer above 12.0 so I didn’t stay at 12 or 13 too long or too often. This was a nice alternative to the elliptical machine when I don’t want to run but I want a cardio workout. My heart was pounding and I definitely couldn’t talk on the phone unless I were to drop the incline –that’s really how I know I’m working hard! I can talk during an easy run, not during an incline walk on the treadmill.

Sunday – Pure Barre

I think I will try this Pure Barre workout. I don’t believe I’ve tried it yet? There are so many available, I’m starting to get confused. It looks like I can “favorite” the workouts I like which may be something I start to do now that there are even more options than ever before.

pure barre on demand 45 min

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Is it the treadmill time of year for you too? What’s your cut off temperature for running outdoors in the winter?


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  1. says

    I am in Tn and will only run outside when 55 or better. I joined the Y which is practically next door to my office. I am pleased that they have these fancy treadmills where you can pick trials like the Alps and run. I really enjoy the runs and the interesting tidbits the program gives on the area.