Don’t hate the treadmill this winter! Look forward to each Treadmill tip and workouts to keep you motivated this winter. Winter training can be difficult to get the mileage in while fighting icy roads, snow, freezing cold temperatures, less daylight hours, or if you are training for a marathon in a warmer climate.
Treadmills are a fantastic tool to combat each of these barriers. Treadmill running can be a perfect time to focus on form. Pay attention to your form throughout your workout. If you can watch yourself in a mirror, check your posture, where and how your feet are landing, and watch your legs moving in a forward motion (minimize side-to-side movement). Listen to your body and see if you are making more or less noise when landing on one leg versus the other. Try to use soft steps and lower the impact on your joints.
Today’s Treadmill Workout:
Timed intervals at 1:1 ratio of work to rest
1 Mile Warm Up
10 Minutes: 30 seconds fast, 30 seconds slow
Rest 2-3 minutes and then repeat
1 Mile Cool Down
Pace – Fast: should be 1.5mph faster than your typical pace. Slow: should be 1.5pmh slower than your typical pace. For example, if you typically run an 8 minute mile (or 7.5 mph), fast= 9.0 mph, slow=6.0. When you are ready to increase the intensity, bring the speed higher or increase the duration.