Treadmill workouts

Hi!

Though my family isn’t sending out any Christmas cards this year, Hannah and I decided to take some festive pictures Sunday morning. . .

A picture with the lovely Lola

A picture with the family cat, Callie. She is 16.

We would have done a picture with each of the pets (dorks?) but we had to leave for church. I was sitting in church and noticed I had cat and dog fur all over myself and I laughed because it was fun to take goofy pictures.

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Has anyone tried this coffee?! It is more like adult hot chocolate to me… so delicious!
I got it from Walgreens for like $2.99 and I may have to go back for more soon 😀

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Want to hear something crazy? My last 5 runs have been on a treadmill… by choice. I’m not sure why, but I have been loving the dreadmill lately.

I even managed to do a long run (11 miles) on the dread on Friday last week. Strange.

Since it is getting cold outside, I thought I would share some treadmill workouts that I like. I usually do treadmill runs to music. It makes the time pass faster.

Workout #1: Intervals- Warm up for 5-10 minutes at a comfortable pace. Run 1 minute  at your 5k pace (or faster if you choose!) and then 1 minute and 30 seconds at half marathon pace. Repeat for 20 minutes and then warm down for 5-10 minutes.

Workout #2: Fartlek- This is the perfect workout to do to music. Fartlek means “speed play” in Swedish and that is just what you do. Play with your speed (and incline) throughout the run. If a fast/upbeat song comes on, run as fast as you can during the chorus. If a slow song comes on, I put the incline to 5%.

Workout #3: Hills- Complete an easy 10 minute warm up. Set the speed to your half marathon pace and raise the incline each half mile until you reach 45 minutes. (Or however long you want to run for.) Warm down for 10 minutes on 0% incline-yay!

Workout #4: Long run- Fill your iPod with music, grab a magazine, get a treadmill with a TV, bring snacks + water, and run slow and long. Try not to lose your sanity ;). Also, try you keep your stride similar to running outdoors so you don’t injure yourself.

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Sometime in the future I’ll post some p90x workouts for all of my weightlifting buddies (if anyone is interested!).

Hope everyone has a great day!

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18 comments

  1. Cool deal, I love these! A lot of people get super bored on the treadmill… me, I just watch TV usually. Another thing, one of my friends who was a walk/runner did was run during the show and then take walk breaks during the commercials. I did a treadmill 6 miles last night!

  2. Thanks for the coffee recommendation. I have been loving on Starbucks caramel VIA lately. So easy to heat water and not make a pot of coffee in the morning. I have been wondering about other flavored coffees.

  3. Wow a long run on the treadmill!? I think the most I’ve ever done on a treadmill is 8 miles. Usually I can’t do more than six! Sending you a virtual high five!

  4. You two are so cute! I love the plaid skirt!!
    TM running….by choice…..I don’t usually go for it, but it’s been cold enough here to tempt me too.

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