Written by Mary Ellen Coffey
At first glance it may look easy to judge a running workout by comparing distance to time. But, you can't judge by that alone. The majority of my treadmill workouts stick more to intensity over distance. Looking at the total miles of this workout my running pace is a 12:18 minute mile, but I didn't run a steady pace for 45 minutes, I walked a lot, and I did short bursts of intervals. I don't judge my workouts by my mile per minute, but more by my intensity. I ran this workout a little bit different than usual, but a lot of the times I just train the way I feel. So here it is! What a great heart healthy cardio workout! Get on a treadmill and give it a try, and share! ;)
Treadmill interval workout:
3 min walking pace warm up - 3 min
10 min steady pace - 10 min
1 min walk - 1 min
2 min run 1 min walk x's 3 - 9 min
5 min walk at 5% incline - 5 min
1 min walk back down to 1% incline - 1 min
1.5 min run 1 min walk x's 2 - 5 min
30 sec run 30 sec walk x's 6 - 6 min
5 min cool down - 5 min
Foam roll and stretch. Good times!
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