Sunday, February 13, 2011


My blog has been a bit heavy on the Foodie side. Here's a post dedicated to the Runner side :)

Even though it was a nice day in Chicago today, I decided to run inside on the treadmill. I've been using the dreadmill all winter, and in order to try to keep things interesting and not get too bored on that sucker, I've used interval training to change up my workouts. I run for distance, not time, but I'm sure you could alter my workouts to be timed instead.

Today's run:

Distance (miles)
Speed (MPH)
0.0 – 0.5
0.5 – 1.0
1.0 – 1.5
1.5 – 2.0
2.0 – 2.5
2.5 – 3.0
3.0 – 3.5
3.5 – 4.0
4.0 – 4.5
4.5 – 5.0

A lot of my treadmill workouts are variations on this one. A lot of times, I'll change it up after a couple of warm up miles and run intervals of 0.2 mile and start at 6.5mph and the next 0.2 mile, crank it up to 8.0mph and alternate for a mile or two. Sometimes I'll hold a speed for a whole mile too. I just depends on the mood I'm in!

Does anyone else have any good treadmill workouts? It'll be a while before I'm able to run outside all the time!

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