Times may arise when you simply cannot run outside. If you have access to a treadmill it is entirely reasonable to do a great speed workout on the treadmill. I utilized the treadmill for a pyramid speed workout today because beautiful southern Oregon was 105 degrees yesterday with an overnight thunder and lightning storm resulting in 3 area forest fires. So there is a little smoky haze and a lot of humidity here today and I was not in the mood to breathe it all in.
Today’s buildup began with a 1/2 mile warm up slow jog.
The work out is a 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 300m, 200m, 100m string of sprints at about 70% maximum speed with 200m slow jog linking each one.
Cool down with 1/2 slow jog.
This workout works well on the treadmill because the longer duration sprints of the 2 300’s and 400 call for less dialing up and down of the treadmill controls which can be a bit tedious.
There is also quite a sense of accomplishment with this one because you end up knocking out 2 miles quite quickly.
Enjoy and make your day great!