Track Tuesday: Speedwork on a Treadmill

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!



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I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Certified Pilates instructor, and runner with celiac disease. I am passionate about educating people on running, pilates, and women’s health topics. I am trained in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, as well as pre and post partum impairments. In my free time I can be found anywhere outside. I enjoy training for races with friends, cooking gluten free meals, and traveling with my husband. My goal is to share information with you in a lighthearted and enjoyable forum. I am always contributing fun and interesting posts on my blog. Feel free to check it out @
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