Top Five Treadmill Workouts

Wednesdays are usually our running days, and because we tend to workout before the sun comes up this often means we run on a treadmill.

We like to mix it up from week to week depending on what we feel like doing that day. Check out our top five favorite treadmill workouts below.

1. 30 minutes

This is the treadmill workout we do the most often—run for 30 minutes. No stopping. Add a little incline if you’d like. Just keep running for 30 minutes. Afterward, we typically do some core exercises and stretching.

2. Graduated 3 miles

This is one of my favorites—especially for an early morning. I start at an easy speed like 6.5 and increase by 0.5 each quarter mile. After one mile, I go back to my starting speed and repeat this until I’ve ran 3 miles.

3. 10 x 10 x 10

10 incline. 10 mph. 10 seconds on. 10 seconds off. Doing this for 10 minutes would be amazing, but we usually do it for 3-4 minutes. Sometimes Jackson does this as a workout finisher, other times it’s the main part of the workout, supplemented by some easy jogging.

4. Moderate Tabata Sprints

Pick a fast mile pace but not your top sprinting speed. This is usually somewhere around 9.0-10.5 mph for me. Run for 20 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds. Repeat for 4 minutes. Then rest for 1 minute. This is one set. Do 4-5 sets, totaling 20-25 minutes.

5. Mile. Sprints. Mile.

Start by running one mile. This can be an easy or moderate pace. Then kick the treadmill up to a good sprinting pace. I usually set mine somewhere between 10.0-12.0 mph. Sprint for 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds. Repeat for 5-10 minutes. End with another mile at an easy or moderate pace.