February 18, 2016
20 Minute Treadmill Workout
If you are anything like me, having to strategically plan your workouts between meetings, kids’ naps, drop off and pick up times, meal times, activities….etc. ;you know that, well, some days life happens and before I can blink the day is over. And while I prefer to train during the day there are days I don’t make it outside and I use my….treadmill. While you can still do any training run on a treadmill I normally opt for a quick speed training workout when forced to treadmill running. This is also a great workout for when you are in a hotel and need a good quality but quick workout.
I use interval training in my weekly schedule interchanging between my treadmill workout and an outside hill workout. Plan on the chaos and adjust to it, and find ways to still fit your workouts in – remember every workout everyday doesn’t have to be perfect but something is always better than nothing! 🙂
The plus side of my treadmill workout is there are so many amazing benefits of interval training whether or not you are marathon training, including;
- Increased running speed
- Increased athletic endurance
- Increased cardiovascular efficiency
- Increased fat loss
All of these will help me on my quest to Conquer the Hill this year. I’m running the Hospital Hill Half Marathon June 4, 2016 and the name says it all…HILLS!!! Join me this year – use discount code HHRKELLI – Click here to register.
20 Minute Treadmill Workout 4 SETS
- Fast Walking on the incline – 2 minutes (speed 3-4 incline 8-10)
- Running – 2 minutes (speed 5-8)
- Walking – 1 minutes (speed 2-3)
You can begin with a 2-5 minute walking warm-up and end with a 2 minute walking cool down.
After this workout, if you don’t feel like you had an amazing workout, then you need to increase your speeds on 1 and 2.
Remember, each interval should be challenging but you are only doing each for 2 minutes so make it count and don’t cheat.
If you would like more information on interval training check out the links below.
Happy Interval Training!!!