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Treadmill Running Routines

A lot of people find running on the treadmill to be boring. I can sympathize with that, but I hate running in the winter and/or when it’s too cold. So until New York City hits a full week of 70-degree weather, I’ll be running on an indoor treadmill. That said, below are the different “runs” I do every time I do cardio. You see, the trick is to constantly switch up your “running routine.” That way you don’t get bored, you train your body for all sorts of different scenarios, and you keep your heart rate nice and high. Here are my “routines” along with a new routine I just added this Monday:

Hill Interval
2 minutes at 6 speed and 5 incline
2 minutes at 6 speed and 0 incline
repeat entire cycle for 30 consecutive minutes

Speed & Hill Interval
2 minutes at 6 speed and 0 incline
2 minutes at 7 speed and 3 incline
repeat entire cycle for 30 consecutive minutes

Manual
3 minutes at 6 speed and 0 incline
27 minutes at a minimum 6 speed and a minimum of 3 incline

Crazy Hills (new routine)
1 minutes at 6 speed and 3 incline
3 minutes at 6 speed and 3.5 incline
repeat entire cycle for 30 consecutive minutes

That last routine is challenging, but not impossible. I completed it for the first time this Monday. Throughout the run my heart rate was between 169 and 175, maxing out at 180. Needless to say, I loved it! The point of any run is to challenge your body to something new. If you’re not huffing and puffing, you’re not running hard/fast enough.

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