Treadmill Tuesday: incline is no joke

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Tuesday- 4 miles on treadmill + arm workout

2 sets of:

20 pushups

these workouts

12 tricep dips


Treadmill Tuesday: Incline is not joke

I was inspired by Karina a lot yesterday(my arm workouts are from her too). She shared some of her treadmill tips and I decided to try them and make up my own workout.

Start out at 3% incline and every half mile make it down to 1% incline, then climb back up to 3% and then back down to 0%. Mine looked like this:

3% incline @ 5.5 mph for .5 mile

2% incline @ 5.7mph for .5 mile

1% incline @ 5.9 mph for .5 mile

2% incline @ 6.1 mph for .5 mile

3% incline @ 6.3 mph for .5 mile(I had to take a 30sec break after this one, sheesh!)

2% incline @ 6.1 mph for .5 mile

1% incline @ 5.9 mph for .5 mile

0% incline @ 5.7 mph for .5 mile (Karina was right, I felt like I was going downhill)


If you want to know more, jump over to Karina’s cute blog where she explains a lot of the benefits, they’re awesome!

After I finally cool down from the incline workout, we headed to get my safety inspections done on my car. J always loves when we go to Grease Monkey, they have a pretty cool play place.


We ran a lot of errands yesterday trying to get ready for Christmas. J was a champ! Just a few more things on my to do list and then we’ll be done.

Are you ready for Christmas?

If you could travel anywhere for Christmas where would you go?

Do you do a lot of incline workouts?

About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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30 Responses to Treadmill Tuesday: incline is no joke

  1. You are so right, inclines are no joke. I swear I sweat buckets when I do incline walking on the treadmill

  2. Your son is sooo adorable!

  3. jumpeatrun says:

    I am so not ready for Christmas yet!! if I could go anywhere it would probably be to Switzerland for Christmas…so pretty and lot’s of mountains to snowboard πŸ™‚

  4. Runner Girl Eats says:

    I’d love to spend Christmas in the snowy mountains πŸ™‚ I ran hills this weekend…I’m still recovering!

  5. I don’t do a lot of incline workouts, but I would love to try to incorporate some once I have access to a treadmill again. I am almost ready for Christmas, just a few more gifts to get!

  6. Sounds like hill repeats. Those are great to do both on and off the treadmill. Nice job getting it in!

  7. By the end of tomorrow night, I am determined to be ready for Christmas. That treadmill workout looks killer – I think I’m going to try it tonight!

  8. beil4 says:

    I am not a fan of the hills! But I still put them in because I know that help with training. J is so cute! If I could travel anywhere it would be to Savannah. I love the south and at Christmastime it is just perfect!

  9. I’m late to the game but I LOVE your new name! Sugar plums- perfect for this time of year too. πŸ™‚

  10. Holly says:

    Oh Lawdy I despise hills! But they are sooo good for training! I have to do actual hills outside… I die doing inclines on the treadmill! I am definitely not ready for Christmas! And I don’t think I would change my location for Christmas πŸ˜‰ I just hope it is a white one!

  11. I’ve never really played around with the incline on treadmill. I usually just go flat but now I think I’m going to have to give this kind of work out a go! I’ll be home in a WEEK and while I’m there there is bound to be at least one day when I’m stuck on a treadmill because of snow or ice or cold. I’ll let you know how it goes πŸ™‚

  12. I’m so excited that I won the giveaway! They sound like they’re going to be great!

    Also, thanks for the link to the bicep workout. I’ll try it soon!

  13. You are the cutest. and dang girl you rocked that treadmill!

  14. I don’t do incline workouts unless I’m training for a race, it hurts my body!

  15. I have a pretty cheap treadmill (but it’s been a good one!!) however, it doesn’t have any incline feature and I hate that because I love a good incline workout!

  16. Holy cow, you’re amazing!! Good work lady!

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