Anyway, I'm going to do the pregnancy update and share more about my weekend tomorrow because I have a fun topic to talk about today!
We're going to talk about running! I'll be linking up with the lovely ladies behind MCM Mama Runs, Run the Great Wide Somewhere, and My No-Guilt Life for Tuesdays on the Run!
Stick to your normal outdoor running workouts--just use the treadmill!
The treadmill doesn't have to derail your training. In fact, it can actually enhance it! You can still do your fartlek, speed workouts, Yasso 800's, long runs, hill repeats etc. on the treadmill. In fact, I actually prefer to do speed work on the treadmill, since I can manually adjust the speed and force myself to run faster. The treadmill really can be your friend!
Make a game out of it.
Bring a friend.
Workout buddies ALWAYS make things better! If you have to run on the treadmill, bring your normal running buddy and chat away just like you would when running outside. This is also a good test of your exertion level (you should be able to hold a conversation without much trouble when running)!
Switch up the running and strength training!
One thing that helps me with running on the treadmill is to run a set distance/time, complete a set of strength training moves, hop back on the treadmill for another set distance/time, then head back for another set of strength training. I keep this up until I've completed all sets of my strength training workout AND the distance/time I wanted to run for.
Follow a treadmill workout.
|Treadmill Speed Pyramid Workout|
Set a new goal each time.
Having a goal for each treadmill run will give purpose for your workout, as well as motivate you to actually complete it! Maybe go up 0.1 mph on the speed each time, or run for one extra minute. Whatever the goal, set one and strive to reach it for each treadmill workout!
Here are some other tips I've shared before on how to avoid dreading the treadmill!
Head on over to the Tuesdays on the Run link-up for more treadmill running tips (and to visit some great running blogs)!
Question for you; What tips do you have for treadmill running?