When I run on the treadmill, I do it in two ways:
(1) Use the pre-set interval program. It gives me two-minute intervals and I use it to alternate between two minutes on 1% incline at 8 mph, and then two minutes at 2.5% incline at 7.5 mph. As the time goes by, I increase the speed bit-by-bit until at the end of say a 30 minute workout my fast interval is up to 8.8 mph with a sprint at 9.3 mph for the final 30 seconds.
(2) Using the manual setting, I alternate one minute intervals on 1% incline, switching between something like 7.5 mph and 9 mph.
Using intervals in these ways makes for a really effective workout and the time whizzes by.
And at the end of it, I'm pretty much done in!
- 9/30/2013 11:34:58 PM