Treadmill Tuesday: 20 Minute Interval Workout

Hello! It’s time for another Treadmill Tuesday as I try and find ways to make treadmill running enjoyable during the winter. I really do miss the cardio cinema at my gym; staring at a large mirror of myself is really not the same.  Maybe I can act out a movie with myself during a run. That should keep me entertained and also keep some treadmills free in my local vicinity.

Yesterday in between shadowing classes and taking the last one of the morning, I hopped on the treadmill. There is only 30 minutes before the next class starts, so yesterday’s run was a short 20 minute interval workout. An interval workout is comprised of short, intense periods of exercise followed by an equal or slightly longer period of recovery.  I wanted to make sure that I got my 20 minutes worth, so I turned up the speed on those higher intensity rounds.  The workout is split into 2 minute segments alternating between max effort and a slower period in order to catch your breath and recover.

Make sure that you push yourself during those higher intensity rounds; you should be counting the seconds until you can stop. Use the slower speed rounds to recover and gear up for the next two minutes. Enjoy!

20 min interval

I am linking up with Sara for Tried It Tuesday.  I hope you have a great day and to all my friends on the east coast I hope the weather isn’t too unmanageable!  Stay warm! Do this workout!

Questions:

  • Did you get a lot of snow?
  • What’s your favorite kind of workout to do on the treadmill?
  • What other kinds of treadmill runs would you like to see?