Tired of the same old hum-drum treadmill routine that leaves you feeling like a hamster on a wheel? Try this the next time you are on the treadmill:
We are going for distance, not time! Start by warming-up by going 55-60% of your max running capacity (for me is it is about 7mph) for 1/4 (0.25) of a mile. Then ramp it up to 75% (for example, 9mph) for the next quarter mile.
Continue for the next 1/2 mile (totaling 1 mile) doing the quarter mile intervals between your 60% and 75% speeds. This is a great way to confuse your muscles, increase fat burning and bust up that old routine! SPECIAL TIP: As you get better, build your endurance by increasing the distance (instead of 0.25, go for 0.30 miles) you run at the higher speeds while using the slower periods as a rest! Got comments or questions? Bring it!