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This is the first winter that we have a treadmill at home and I am loving it. Every year, I log a lot of miles indoors at the gym. But with our schedules, preschool, and the baby’s naps we decided having one at home would be ideal so I dropped my gym membership for now.
The treadmill has already gotten a lot of use, especially on weekday mornings. I can start my run while it’s dark and not worry about slipping around on ice or snow.
Running at a set pace on the treadmill for 6-8 miles bores me to tears, so almost all of my treadmill runs have some speed, hills or fartlek “speed play” thrown in to keep my interest.
I actually come away from these workouts enjoying the treadmill! I love that I can listen to music (something I never do on outdoor runs for safety reasons around here) and I love hitting paces that are hard to hit outside. It makes me feel accomplished for the day.
Here are two of my favorite treadmill workouts:
A ladder speed workout…
and a music-led speed and small hill fartlek.
Our treadmill is in the garage, so although it’s significantly warmer than the outdoors, it’s not heated. I like to layer up and discard the outer jacket as needed. The bright colors of my Target C9 jacket is still a favorite. Running gear doesn’t get much more comfortable.
How do you make treadmill runs fun?
Do you listen to music when you run?