Last week Bart Yasso tweeted his favourite treadmill workouts. They were all interval workouts and I am always looking for new workouts to do on the treadmill! I chose his second favourite workout to do this morning and it nearly killed me.
Yes, that says 2% incline. Otherwise known as death.
I usually put the treadmill on a 1% incline and adding just that one percent made a huge difference. The total workout is 64 minutes long and I actually put my “workout goal” on the treadmill in minutes and not miles (I am a total distance girl)… dedication.
Bart Yasso’s 2nd Favourite Treadmill Workout
12 minute warm up (8:57 min/mile, 2% incline).
3 minutes @ 10K pace @ 2% incline.
2 minute recovery.
Repeat for 8 intervals.
12 minute cool down (8:20 min/mile, 0.5% incline).
Holy was I sweating! I was SO happy to decrease my incline when I hit the cool down, you have no idea. I used my 10K pace of 7:13 min/mile for the intervals and that pace felt so much more difficult at a 2% incline!
You are very welcome for all of the blurry treadmill pictures… I know that’s what everyone wants to see 😉 Overall, it ended up being 7.5 miles of torture/fun. I can’t wait to try his other favourite workouts, and by can’t wait, I mean when I am ready to greet death on the treadmill, I will try them. Just kidding, I think my red face and buckets of sweat mean that the workout was actually really effective and I should probably do more of them! Thanks, Bart!