It’s that time of year again (in the Northeast): treadmill season! Here’s how to not die of boredom on the treadmill and a bunch of my favorite treadmill workouts. Happy running!
This is my favorite treadmill workout ever! Burn up to 450 calories walking or 550 calories running with this 45-minute treadmill workout from Jeanette Soloma at Crunch Fitness. You’ll mix up the inclines and speed to increase your heart rate and sculpt legs and butt.
45-Minute Treadmill Workout II
This workout was inspired by the one above, but it has faster running intervals. You’ll cover close to 5 miles in 45 minutes. It’s a good one!
This workout is quick, dirty, and over before you know it! In 35 minutes, you’ll cover nearly 4 miles. Reduce speeds by 1.0 for a slower paced run.
A 60-minute workout that is broken into 5 different time intervals, starting with a 20-minute interval and working your way down to a 5-minute interval. This workout makes an hour fly by!
Another favorite! When I am short on time, I challenge myself to run three miles (with breaks in between) as fast I can. I love trying to beat my previous time. If you’re not into running, a 3-mile Power Walking Challenge would also work!
Two different interval workouts (one for walking, one for running) with increasing inclines. Each workout has a duration of 20 minutes and is easily customizable.
I turned an outdoor workout into an indoor (treadmill) workout. It starts with a 1/2 mile warm-up, followed by 6 X 400”²s and then a cool down. My pace is based of my 5K time, so I covered 3.75 miles in about 34 minutes. For a longer workout option, Track Workout 4 is very similar, but covers 5 miles.
Combo Elliptical + Treadmill Workout
This 45-minute workout is a great way to mix things up. FYI: It’s easier to do when the gym isn’t as crowded since you’re switching machines.
This running workout includes a bunch of speedy intervals, but because it’s only 30 minutes, I’m able to push myself to keep up my pace until the end.
Get ready to play with rolling speeds! In this treadmill workout, the speed changes every two minutes, which keeps your interest and motivation high while running on the treadmill. I covered a little over 5.5 miles in 60 minutes. This workout can also be shortened to 30 minutes.
This is an awesome running workout when I am crunched for time! I’m always exhausted (and drenched in sweat) by the end! Here’s a similar variation with faster speeds: 30-Minute Quickie.
Not A Boring Treadmill Workout
This is one of my go-to workouts when I want to get in and out of the gym, but want to feel like I accomplished something at the same time. It keeps you guessing for a solid 45 minutes and before you know it, it’s over!
This treadmill workout continuously pushes you to increase your speed. It starts with a steady warm-up and progresses into three stages of progressively faster intervals.
I didn’t create this workout, but it’s one of my favorites because it’s really tough! It challenges you to sprint and run at a comfortably hard pace, but also allows you to recover so you can do it all over again. I’m always a sweaty mess by the end of it!