I love the treadmill for speed workouts. Not only does it help time pass more quickly, but I like being able to set a speed and not worry about checking my watch every 5 seconds – I can just GO. So, since I don’t have a training plan right now, I’ve been hopping on the ‘mill with no workout in mind; I just see where my legs takes me. I’ve been loving this speed workout lately:
That last .5 is the kicker. It should be very challenging to keep the pace up. (And if it’s not, don’t be afraid to bump the speed up some more!)
Note: the intervals’ time starts once the treadmill actually reaches the speed specified, meaning it should add up to 40 full minutes of sweaty fun!
(Confused? Need an example? If you start at 6.0 for your warm up, you would then go to 6.5, then 6.7, 7.0, 7.5. The minute of recovery in between each can be whatever speed you like – light jogging or walking.
Are you a treadmill lover or hater? If you try the workout, let me know what you think!