This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Primo®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Banish boring treadmill workouts with these fun runs. Mix up the intensity, incline and pace to make your treadmill workouts more effective and enjoyable!
Some people workout because they love the burn of exercise. I work out because I love food. I’m not saying that it doesn’t feel good after I finish up a run. But, enjoying a slice of pizza without the guilt feels better. I see a personal trainer twice a week – they have a guy that delivers farm fresh eggs and it’s conveniently located near a cool coffee shop. I told you I was motivated by food. And, I try to get in a run most days a week.
Why to Include Treadmill Workouts in Your Routine
I first started running regularly about ten years ago. About four years ago, I made the decision to invest in a treadmill. I love an outdoor run – as long as the sun is shining and it’s between 60 and 75 degrees outside – i.e. spring. Unfortunately, spring also coincides with pollen and caterpillar season, so I can find an excuse not to run outside then, too. Which means, you’ll find me on my treadmill almost every day.
The other MAJOR bonus that comes with indoor running? The convenience of having Primo Water + Deluxe Bottom Loading Water Dispenser right next to me. I guzzle water throughout my runs, especially the long ones, and having cool water right next to me, with the ability to easily refill my water bottle mid-run? It’s been a game changer.
My runs are faster and tend to be longer if I stay hydrated throughout. Primo water goes through a multi-step purification process that includes reverse osmosis and is just what I need to power through a challenging run. The dispenser also keeps the water chilled, which is what I crave in the middle of a tough workout.
Finally, for all you mommas, running on my treadmill at home means I can keep track of the kids and still get a workout in.
That’s my view from the treadmill. Never a dull moment, folks.
3 Treadmill Workouts You’ll Need to Try
Looking for a challenge? This run is killer. Adjust the speed as necessary for your skill level (i.e. set your minimum speed to 3.5 and your max speed to 6), but keep the incline if you can. I often pause at minute 27 for a quick water refill… coming off that 2% incline at 7.5 mph can deplete a gal.
Looking to increase your distance beyond a 5k run? This 5.5 miler is a doozie. The only way I can get through this one is because of the 4 mph breaks. Phew. Again, adjust the pace as needed, just be mindful that if you do decrease your speed, you’ll need to tack on some time at the end to get a total of 5.5 miles.
This is one of my favorite runs. It’s on the longer side, but changing the pace up every 1/4 mile makes it go by fast!
Stay Hydrated During Your Treadmill Workouts
Be sure to drink plenty of water during your runs. Keeping Primo’s Bottom Loading Water Dispenser in your home gym means you’ll never have to interrupt your session for a refill. Studies have shown that adding a water dispenser to your home results in families drinking 25% more water (winning!), plus each 5-gallon bottle saves up to 1100 single-use bottles from the landfill.
Primo water tastes great – it goes through a multi-step purification process that includes reverse osmosis, and with a bottom loading dispenser, you can avoid the lifting, flipping, and spilling common with other systems. Find Primo water at thousands of retailers nationwide by clicking here. Use the promo code WATERGOALS25 for 25% off dispenser, FREE fast shipping + a FREE coupon will be mailed for 5-gallon bottle of PRIMO water and another will be in the box when delivered!
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Primo water dispenser. All thoughts and opinions are my own.