(Closed) At What Speed Do You Spend Most Of Your Time On Your Treadmill?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: At What Speed Do You Spend Most Of Your Time On Your Treadmill?

    2-2.9 mph

    3-3.9 mph

    4-4.9 mph

    5-5.9 mph

    6-6.9 mph

    7-7.9 mph

    8-8.9 mph

    9+ mph

    I use an incline

  • Post # 17
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

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    @romantical:  Did someone tell you flat foot runners can’t do distance?

    I preferred distance when I ran and my feet are FLAT.

    To the OP, I hate the dreadmill but when I’m running I’m a super penguin. I can run for long periods of time, though.

    Post # 18
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Before I weight train I run one mile at 6.5 as my warmup. If I am running as my physical activity for the day (no weights) I’ll run 3-5 miles at 6.5. If I were to go farther I would have to drop the speed or take walking breaks. 

    I like to do reverse hill sprints for my HIIT training. I think they are super effective at pumping your heart and getting a solid workout in – in a very short time. A HIIT session will look something like this:

    Sets of 2 / 1 minute sprinting and 1 minute of recovery @ 3.5 (longer if heartrate is above 180)

    Incline 12 – Speed 5.5

    Incline 10 – Speed 6.0

    Incline 8 – Speed 6.5

    Incline 6 – Speed 7.0

    Incline 4 – Speed 8.0

    Incilne 2 – Speed 9.0

    No Income – Speed 10

     

    Another Option: Sets of 3 / 30 seconds sprinting by 30 seconds of recovery at 3.5:(longer if necessary

    Incline 15 – Speed 6

    Incline 12 – Speed 6.5

    Incline 9 – Speed 7

    Incline 6 – Speed 8

    Incline 3 – Speed 9

    No Incline – Speed 10

     

    I only do sprints once a week. If you are doing it more often then that I would suggest just making your HIIT training more intense – you really only need to do it once – but you should really be pushing yourself. You don’t really need a “routine.” Just jack up the speed on the treadmill and run!! Run until you feel like you can’t go anymore and then hang on for just 5 seconds longer – then use the side rails on the treadmill to “bail out” while the treadmill keeps spinning. You can drop the speed to your recovery speed and then hop back on to walk it out and catch your breath. 

    The other days – for exercise – work on building strength and increasing flexibility. Lift weights and stretch, these will both will help you to run faster, longer. 

     

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

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    @ChuckNorris:  A super slow runner. 😛 Slow runners can (and do) call themselves penguins. 🙂

    Post # 22
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    Busy bee

    I am not a runner. at. all. So most of my workout is on the elyptical and circuit training. But I use the treadmill as a 10 minute cool down walking on about 2.5 speed and somewhat of an incline.

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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’m not really into running that much (though I’ve been trying to force myself to at least jog during various points of my workout).

    I usually walk at a brisk pace (between 3.6 and 3.8) on an incline.  I vary my incline throughout the workout … It can go anywhere from 1 (warm up and cool down) to 12.  I always feel like I get a great workout, though, so I guess it works!  I also vary my treadmill workouts with weight training, ab work, etc.

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    @sealevels:  Oh, nobody told me that but I just found that out the hard way for myself 🙁  I find myself having these really bad shin splints on the inner part of my leg down to my ankle.  I read somewhere that flat footed runners are more prone to these?

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @MissCalifornia:  i’m doing a c25k treadmill too, I’m a couple of weeks a head of you doing 5.2 for 5 minutes and 3.5 for 1 minute.  I think todays workout was 21 minutes at 1% and it kicked my butt!!  When I start this I couldn’t run at all and I can’t believe on my last run I finally did 3.2 miles without stopping!  You’ll get there.

    5/1 intervals at 5.2 & 3.5 nearly did me in tonight, I can’t imagine running above 5.2!

    Post # 26
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @ChuckNorris:  I start out at 3 mph and work up to 4 mph for the first 1-2 minutes. Then I turn it up to 5.8 mph for 6 minutes. Then I turn it back down to 3.9 mph for about a minute. Then I turn it back up to 6.1 until I hit 1 mile (usually around 11 minutes). I repeat this process until I run 2.5 miles or 30 minutes. I typically do this interval training on the treadmill once or twice I week. 

    Post # 27
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    Sugar bee

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    @fivedogsrule:  Yeah, I’m getting faster! Tonight I did 4.0 during the 60-second intervals and 3.5 on the 90-second ones. I’m hoping to get up to 4.0 for everything next week!

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @MissCalifornia:  This sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing. I’m going to recommend this to Fiance who has been easing himself onto the treadmill lately :] I looked it up and it sounds great. How do you feel now that you have been using it?

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    @cb336:  I like your workout and this bit about wind resistance and incline. I always use incline but wonder if that is true! 

    Post # 29
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I HATE treadmills, but when I do I run at 7 mph for an hour.

    If the weather is at all tolerable, I run outside at around 6.8-7.25 for about an hour.

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee

    @sapphire–stars:  It’s amazing! I’d highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get into running because it is so easy. Very nicely paced and the best part is, you can go at whatever speed on the treadmill you want so long as you’re running when they say run and walking when they say walk. The app I use on my ipod for it is called “5k runner” but there are a ton of apps available.

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @MissCalifornia:  that is great to hear! It sounds like a great way to get your feet wet and then advance. Thanks for the tip!

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