how long do u spend on a treadmill?

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3 times a week with 25 pound weighted vest - 30 minutes(speed 4/incline 4....gradually increasing incline to 8 then back to 4)...speed walking

2 times a week without weighted vest - 30 minutes(speed 4/incline 4 for 5 minutes increasing speed to 10/incline 4)



Also run outside, boxing, basketball, crossfit, HiTT/speed/agility drills
 

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Usually an hour and I'll do around 4.5-5 miles total. It's basically

Run the first mile at about 7.5 (usually I finish the first mile in 8 mins or so)
After that I'll walk for a quarter mile (around 4.0) and then run a quarter mile (about 6.5) and keep doing that until the hour is over.


Usually no incline, so it's just pure jogging. Only do it once or twice a week though.

Im not being offensive or throwing shade when I ask this, as someone who runs daily, I have to ask, why do you walk for a quarter mile?

For me my legs don't even really warm up until about 2-2.5 miles in, so if you're running an 8 minute mile, are you just catching your breath and/slowing your heart?

And are you walking like 3.0mph or just taking it down to a jog? When I do intervals or jog in zones, sometimes i have to cut the speed. Like I'll be jogging lightly at 4.6mph or so.

There ain't nothing wrong with walking or jogging. It's actually better for you. You want to be able to stop or slow down and have your heart rate drop quickly, as well as be able to jump up when it needs to and operate efficiently while working effectively or excessively.
 

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Where you at?????
4 miles is nothing to me now. I started doing some hills too, but I think my it band was triggered, so I took a few days off for it to settle. I want to push for 6 miles a run now.

Running has def shredded me up in addition to resistance training. 6 pack visible without flexing, wifey losing her mind when I walk around shirtless:blessed:My breathing is fantastic, I feel like a new man!
 

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4 miles is nothing to me now. I started doing some hills too, but I think my it band was triggered, so I took a few days off for it to settle. I want to push for 6 miles a run now.

Running has def shredded me up in addition to resistance training. 6 pack visible without flexing, wifey losing her mind when I walk around shirtless:blessed:My breathing is fantastic, I feel like a new man!
Dope breh. A lot of people achieve results and that new level of fitness and conditioning then abandon it (running all together) for other workouts. If you keep on it I'd be curious to hear where you're at 2 months from now.

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Dope breh. A lot of people achieve results and that new level of fitness and conditioning then abandon it (running all together) for other workouts. If you keep on it I'd be curious to hear where you're at 2 months from now.

@Rozay Oro
I got get back to running tonight.
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Gym only had 30 mins left. Ran 2 miles and left.
 
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4 miles is nothing to me now. I started doing some hills too, but I think my it band was triggered, so I took a few days off for it to settle. I want to push for 6 miles a run now.

Running has def shredded me up in addition to resistance training. 6 pack visible without flexing, wifey losing her mind when I walk around shirtless:blessed:My breathing is fantastic, I feel like a new man!
You run daily or every other day?
 

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Dope breh. A lot of people achieve results and that new level of fitness and conditioning then abandon it (running all together) for other workouts. If you keep on it I'd be curious to hear where you're at 2 months from now.

@Rozay Oro
I’m sticking with it for sure, fitness is a way of life.

@Rozay Oro every other day mostly
 
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Usually 15-20 minutes to warm up.

Five minutes speed 3 incline 0- 3

Ten minute speed 3 incline 3 - 6

Fifteen minutes speed 3 incline 9
 
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It varies. These days, I'm working on speed more than endurance, so the bulk of my time on a treadmill is spent warming up. Ultimately, I don't spend more than an hour on one these days.
 

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It varies. These days, I'm working on speed more than endurance, so the bulk of my time on a treadmill is spent warming up. Ultimately, I don't spend more than an hour on one these days.

It's easier to work on speed on a treadmill than off of it.

There are plenty of workouts for increasing speed. The usually running/jogging, then sprints, hill drills, knee drills (high knees, butt kicks, stairs).

For the most part all of those can be done on a treadmill. What makes it easier is that instead of relying on effort, you have a pacesetter (time, distance, speed) all you have to do is keep up.

Put the treadmill on 8.6mph (7min mile) and try to keep up for 3 mins 30 seconds (half mile), increase the incline to 2 or 3, drop the speed to 7mph, try to do that for 3 minutes. Then just drop the incline to 0 and do that for 8 minutes.

There's tons of drills.
 
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It's easier to work on speed on a treadmill than off of it.

There are plenty of workouts for increasing speed. The usually running/jogging, then sprints, hill drills, knee drills (high knees, butt kicks, stairs).

For the most part all of those can be done on a treadmill. What makes it easier is that instead of relying on effort, you have a pacesetter (time, distance, speed) all you have to do is keep up.

Put the treadmill on 8.6mph (7min mile) and try to keep up for 3 mins 30 seconds (half mile), increase the incline to 2 or 3, drop the speed to 7mph, try to do that for 3 minutes. Then just drop the incline to 0 and do that for 8 minutes.

There's tons of drills.

I definitely agree. It's much easier to work on speed on treadmills.

Tbh, I just do what my brain tells me to do lol. I warm up by brisk walking or whatever feels right until I visually see what the plan is for the day. I mean that literally. I see the miles per hour I'm set to run down to the decimal and the incline percentage, then just go for it. It's pretty wild. It's been working for me well and it's been pretty self-regulatory so far--one day I'll do higher speed/lower incline, then another day lower speed/higher incline, then one day sprints, another day high-incline interval running, etc. I've gotten my one-mile time down from 8-something to about six minutes in the last year so if it ain't broke don't fix it :yeshrug:
 
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