Sometimes I actually love hopping on the treadmill instead of going outside for a run. It is almost easier than heading outside, but not really. It's easier in the sense that you can push yourself harder than you can by just running outside.
My favorite treadmill run to do is a sprint workout. They go by so fast and you're sweating buckets by the end of your run. Here is my favorite sprint workout- it's tough, but it's basically over before you know it.
One word of advice! Pay attention to the shorter intervals! I have started to daydream durng the recover intervals and next thing I know I am 20 seconds into the next sprint interval. Oopsie! Notice I don't daydream during the sprint intervals? Haha.
I get a little bored with longer runs + normal speeds on the treadmill. That's when I would prefer to be outside. Some ways to cub your boredom while on a treadmill?
- secretly race the person next to you (or a person a few treadmills away from you)
- watch t.v - I usually wind up watching the real estate channel or a show about a german shepard rescue dog.
- try to text - it's pretty much just as dangerous as texting and driving ;)
- Kenny's advice? Stare at someone's butt in front of you. "You can't really have much fun on a treadmill" Haha!
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What are some of the ways you stay entertained while using a treadmill?
Do you prefer to do interval runs or steady paced runs?