Can someone please inform Mother Nature that the calendar says it has been spring for a few days already?
While overall in the city the forecast is looking about the same +10 degrees, it is not quite warm enough for me to venture outdoors for my runs. Believe me, I wish it were. Few things I detest more than running on a treadmill. So boring.
This morning I wanted to get a little run in, but 30 degrees, as I said, was just a tad nippy. So treadmill it was. I decided to get a little creative.
Treadmill Incline Pyramid
Pace: 1.0-1.5 mph slower than your normal 2-3 mile pace. For example, when I am running on the treadmill I usually run 8.0-8.5 mph so for this workout I chose 7.0 mph. If your pace is 6.0-6.5 mph, then shoot for 5.0 mph and so on.
|Time (in minutes)||Incline|
Total Time: 20 minutes
**CHOOSE YOUR PACE WISELY!! This workout may not look like much, but by the time you get to the top of the pyramid you will be feeling the burn. I speak from experience.
Rather than the 5 minute cool down following the pyramid, I ran as fast as I could until the distance read 2.0 miles, then walked for about 3 minutes to cool down. Listen to your body and do what feels right. This workout, thankfully, livened up a boring treadmill run. If you decide to try this quick little workout, you won’t be disappointed.
Give it a try!