While there's nothing quite like running outdoors, unruly weather sometimes makes it impossible. For those hot, humid, can't-bear-to-move Summer days, there's the trusty treadmill. Whether you're a beginner runner or have a few half-marathons under your belt, we've got a treadmill workout for you. From a run that mimics going up and down San Francisco hills to another that has you ascending a mountain, you'll swear you're actually running outside.
- Getting started: If you're new to running, then try our 40-minute beginner treadmill workout. The workout combines walking and running to get your heart rate up while also priming your body for distance and speed. If you feel like the workout is too easy or hard, then play around with the speed, but be sure to give your body time to adjust to the physical demands of running for the first time.
- Walk-jog workout: Once you're feeling a bit more comfortable on the treadmill, give this workout that mixes walking and jogging a chance. The 60-minute workout alternates between walking briskly, jogging, and running slowly; plan to burn around 300 calories.
- Pyramid intervals: Keep boredom at bay with this 30-minute pyramid interval treadmill workout. By changing your running speed every minute, you'll also be winning the war against weight gain. Have more time to spare? Up the ante with our 45-minute pyramid interval treadmill workout.
- Get in, get out: If you're short on time but still want to get in a solid run, then give this 20-minute treadmill workout a chance. Not only will you play with speed, but also, the incline gradually gets harder, which means you'll feel like you got in a challenging workout in under 30 minutes!
See the more advanced, calorie-busting treadmill workouts after the break!