In cold weather, many runners hit good miles on treadmills during winter, and the biggest complaint is usually “Treadmill running is boring.”
To keep your treadmill workout stale, try some of the following tips to get rid of boredom on your treadmill.
1-Try interval workouts.
Gap practice: Rather than running at a constant pace, mix the run into difficult and easy parts.
It can be as simple as: 5 minutes of warm-up and 3 sets of 4 minute intervals (2 minutes of hard running, 2 minutes of easy running). 5 minutes of cooling.
2-Run with your friends.
If you and a friend belong to the same gym, let her run on the treadmill next to you.
You can motivate each other and increase your attention, so you can shorten your workout time faster.
One of the best things about running treadmills with friends is that they don’t have to be at the same pace. So you can play with friends who won’t run normally.
3-Listen to music.
It’s not safe to use headphones while running outside, but listening to music on a treadmill can be a great way to combat boredom and run longer.
Choose a song that motivates you and create a playlist of songs for your workout. Then you won’t have to keep checking your watch.
4-Blend with strength training training.
After 5 minutes of warm-up, run at a comfortable pace for 5 minutes, then step on the treadmill and do 2 minutes of strength training such as crunch, push-ups, side crunch, rush and dip. Try 4 sets of running/strength training.
5-Listening to audiobooks.
When I first started listening to audiobooks while running, I thought I loved it so much that I didn’t try it quickly.
Whether it’s a non-fiction novel without enlightenment or a juicy one, if you want to keep listening, you’ll get distracted and keep moving.
And when in the middle of a good audiobook, I’m really looking forward to my next run.
Audible.com is a great resource for finding audiobooks. Our library also has a ton of free audiobooks to borrow, so be sure to check them out before buying.
If you run a treadmill at home and that machine is the only martial arts machine, you can go up and down stairs for 5 minutes between running zones.
6-work on improving stride turnover.
Treadmill running is a great opportunity to improve your thriving job because it can get your steps straight .
All you need to do is count how many times one foot hits the belt in minutes. Then double that to get your stride count.
Elite runners can run about 180 steps per minute. Working with stride count can improve driving efficiency even when driving outdoors.
Unlike running a treadmill, running a treadmill requires you to pay attention to your surroundings and watch out for cars, cyclists, dogs and other hazards. You don’t even have to think about your path.
So running a treadmill gives you a chance to lose the rhythm of your breathing feet or your tapping feet. Block everything around you and make sure you are in a peaceful and relaxed state.
8-do a pyramid exercise
Time passes during this treadmill workout. Because you pay a lot of attention to your interval time. After 5 minutes of warming up, run for 1 minute hard (5K speed) and recover for 1 minute. 2 minutes’ hard run, 2 minutes’ recovery.
Hard 3 minutes run, 2 minutes recovery; Hard 4 minutes run, 2 minutes recovery; 5 minutes hard, 2 minutes recovery.
Then work again down the “pyramid” and recover 4 minutes, 2 minutes running hard; Hard 3 minutes run, 2 minutes recovery; 2 minutes’ hard run, 2 minutes’ recovery.
Work hard for 1 minute and recover 1 minute. End your workout with a 5 minute cooldown.
If you belong to the gym, you can run on a treadmill on a TV or watch a wall-mounted television.
Even if that’s not an option, you can easily watch it on your iPad or laptop computer using an online streaming service like Netflix or Amazon Prime.
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10-Replace with other cardiac machines.
Try running alternately on your bike or elliptical trainer.
If you want to work out for 40 minutes, run on a treadmill for 10 minutes, jump on another machine for 10 minutes, and keep working alternately until you reach your total target time.