Treading Calories

January 18, 2009

I’m off to do a little yoga, but before I do so, I thought I’d share a new treadmill routine I came across last week.

As some of you know, FitSugar is a great resource for all things working out. It covers the gamut of being fit, exercise, eating healthily and everything in between. I recently came across a great “starter kit,” if you will for getting your heart rate up on the treadmill. If you’re like me, you can easily get bored on treadmills with the lack of scenery and distractions.

If beginning or returning to running for cardio is one of your 2009 goals, you should try this simple treadmill workout. Mixing walking and running is a great way to get your heart rate up while priming your body for distance and speed.

Time Speed
0:00-5:00 3.0
5:00-10:00 3.5
10:00-12:00 5.5
12:00-16:00 3.5
16:00-18:00 5.5
18:00-22:00 3.5
22:00-24:00 5.8
24:00-28:00 3.5
28:00-30:00 5.8
30:00-35:00 3.5
35:00-40:00 3.0

As always, if this workout is too hard or too easy, feel free to decrease or increase the speed. Try to do this workout three times in one week. FitSugar then recommends that the following week, after warming up for the first 10 minutes, you run for three minutes and walk for three minutes, keeping the last two segments at two minutes each, then cool

photo courtesy of FitSugar

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