Today’s Treadmill Workout

Another chilly morning means another day at the gym for L and I.

I used to be the queen of the treadmill before I had Lucas so it’s never the dreadmill to me. It can get a bit boring so I like to create little treadmill workouts for myself.

  • 0-0.05 Miles – 4.0 speed for walking warm-up
  • 0.05-0.5 Miles – 6.0 speed 
  • 0.5-1.5 Miles – 6.5 (1st mile repeat)
  • 1.5-1.75 Miles – 6.0 for rest interval
  • 1.75-2.25 Miles – 6.6 (2nd mile repeat)
  • 2.25-2.75 Miles – 6.7 (2nd mile repeat)
  • 2.75-3.0 Miles – 6.0 for rest interval
  • 3.0-3.5 Miles – 6.8 (3rd mile repeat)
  • 3.5-4.0 Miles – 6.9 (3rd mile repeat)
  • 4.0-4.25 Miles – 6.0 for rest interval
  • 4.24-4.5 Miles – 6.8 (4th mile repeat)
  • 4.5-4.75 Miles – 6.9
  • 4.75-5.0 Miles – 7.0
  • 5.0-5.25 Miles – 7.0
  • 5.25-5.35 Miles – 6.0 for rest interval

5.35 miles in 50 minutes and then I hit the 5 minute cool down button on the treadmill.

The one bummer of my treadmill running now is that I can’t wear headphones.  Mr. L is in the gym childcare and if he has a problem the gym calls you over the loudspeakers.  Headphones on = not hearing your name called.  If you don’t hear your named called quickly after it’s called, you get a warning.  Too many warnings and your child is out of gym childcare.  I don’t want that to happen to us so I run sans headphones.  My not getting bored with no music trick is putting the TV on closed captioning.  I “read” the TV while running.

A bad gym mirror pic, you are welcome :)

What’s your favorite treadmill workout?   Have you ever done the treadmill sans headphones?

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