4.5 Mile Treadmill Run (or walk!)

Remember how I said I ran 4.5 miles on Monday? I thought it might be fun if I shared with you what that run looked like.  I know if I am looking for a way to make a treadmill run seem less… how shall I say it… dreadful? boring? Lame? However you describe it, having a set plan for running when you go into the gym and switching up your speeds along the way really helps to make the time go by faster (and, watching re-runs of Seinfeld doesn’t hurt, either!).

treadmill run

(ok, so how cute are the chickadee pics?! Picmonkey has the cutest Easter themes!)

Obviously these speeds fit for me on this day, but if you need to bump them up or down depending on what your level is for any certain day (maybe you just feel like walking!), please do so… this is just a guide! Let me know if you try it.

Questions for you: Treadmill running- love it or hate it? Do you like having a plan when you go to the gym for a cardio sesh?


12 thoughts on “4.5 Mile Treadmill Run (or walk!)

  1. Jess Runnals says:

    I love the idea of changing up the speeds on the treadmill to keep things interesting. I’ll try it next time although these speeds for a 42 minute run look a bit ambitious to me!

  2. suzanne gagnon says:

    I HATE the treadmill! I only do it when I absolutely cannot walk outside. I prefer classes when at the Y, especially those that involve cardio dance–think “Party Bootcamp”(thanks, Jackie!)Mom

  3. Nikia Murchie says:

    Moe Moe…Loving the blog, it looks great!!! I’m hoping once I move into our house, I will be able to take some of your recipes and work outs to use! xo

  4. Dana says:

    So, I despise treadmills. I feel pain in my body in places I never feel pain while road running. When I trained for the marathon, I trekked through 2ft. snowdrifts and avoided the treadmill except for one time! I did a cardio interval workout that Athena had posted and i found it much faster to get through, so should I find myself stuck with a treadmill perhaps I’ll try your idea!

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