It’s another edition of Monthly Workouts for Runners BY Runners. It was originally supposed to go live last Wednesday but then stomach flu hell hit my house and I was out of the office for more days than I wanted. Thankfully, the girls were ok with moving the posting date.
Here’s the previous month’s workouts if you missed them:
This month the focus is on treadmill workouts for runners. This time of year, I tend to use my treadmill more often. While I’d prefer to run every single run outside, sometimes time and weather conditions make me choose the treadmill instead. Some people loathe it. Others love it. I’m more of the middle of the road. I can tolerate it as long as I have some good music or something to watch. I tell myself it’s good mental training too. If I can tolerate a workout on the treadmill and not poke my eyes out in boredom, it’ll pay off in a race scenario.
Whenever I’m on the treadmill, switching up the incline and/or speed usually keeps me entertained and my mind occupied so my eyes are safe from poking. This workout combines the best of both – hill training and a speed ladder to finish off the workout. You can choose to do the workout once if you have 35 minutes or less to run. Or you can repeat the workout entirely if you have more time/mileage that you need to reach. Or repeat only the hills or ladder portion.
The possibilities are endless loads of treadmill fun!
And here are even more Treadmill Workouts from 5 of my running friends. Click on the picture to take you to their workout. And don’t forget to Pin away so you have a stash of workouts on hand whenever you need it.
Nellie shares a quick treadmill blast.
Of course, the Sarah wants us to Embrace the Hill.
Laura shares a Fartlek run for speed work.
Allie hits the up button to mix it up.
Carly shares how to have fun while running in place.
We are continuing our monthly round up into 2017. But we are switching it up a bit. We’ll still be sharing workouts every so often but in addition, we’ll share topics concerning every runner. Keep your eyes peeled later this month for “Run with It!”
Treadmill – love it, hate it, tolerate it?
When are you most likely to choose the treadmill? Heat or cold?