TM Running

Oh the treadmill! We can love it, we can hate it. But regardless, it is a valuable training tool especially for this running mom.

Throughout the years I have written about treadmill running many times. You can read about my comparison of Treadmill vs. Nature Running HERE and my post on Don't Knock the Treadmill HERE.

At home I run on the ProForm XT70 treadmill. It was my first and only treadmill purchase and it has its pro's; however, as my running distance increases and my goals are changing, the con of a constant incline is beginning to outweigh the treadmill's pro's. You can read my review on this treadmill HERE. My next treadmill purchase will be an adjustable incline treadmill.

The trick to treadmill training is to overcome boredom and you can read my tips on that HERE.

Alas, I also had to succumb and do a 20-mile run on my incline treadmill and incorporated a fun wash cloth game I will be using again with darling daughter. Read about it HERE.

Training Paces: I reference paces a lot in my workouts: tempo, easy, recovery, speed, etc. If you have been running for awhile this may be clear to you; however, here is a cool link to help you calculate your paces. I also use the Smart Coach app on my phone.

TM workouts:
Here are some run ideas for you to try and toy with as you please. I do not list actual paces for each run since I want this to be useful for all. I feel we should each know our easy pace and can move on from there. In addition, I strongly recommend you add a warm up and cool down to your workouts. Some of my plans may already have that factored in.

Good for all runners
Good for all runners
Good for intermediate+ runners
Good for all runners
Good for intermediate+ runners
Good for all runners

Good for all runners

3 comments:

  1. I've loved some of your ideas for treadmill running. I've been using the jump .2 back .1 quite a bit (or sometimes jump .3 back .2). It helps keep the time on the treadmill interesting. I also do alot of progression runs by time instead of distance (trying to get the most out of my faster paces) such as starting at 6.5 and increasing by anywhere from .3 to .5 every 3, 4, or 5 minutes depending on how long/far I want to run.

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  2. Love it RM! I may be using some of the bordom relief ideas in PT in a couple months. I'm sure they'll want me on the TM before I run outside! Having a fun PT staff definitely makes the time go, too.

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  3. Karen N.7:43 AM

    Thanks for the HBBC link to your post! Good ideas. :)

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