SportsCenter Treadmill Workout

It’s a snow day in New England in every sense of the word. Many businesses are closed, the roads are pretty much impassable, and the stores are sold out of everything, including bagged salad (?).

No salad :(


Before things got too bad, I headed to the gym to run, spin, and lift weights. I timed my run so that SportsCenter would be on ESPN so that I could do one of my favorite treadmill workouts. I am not a huge fan of treadmill running, so I’ve come up with a number of themed workouts to pass the time. This is a favorite and a nice little progression workout.


Dr. Rachel’s SportsCenter Treadmill Workout

Begin at a very casual running pace. The pace should ideally be long run pace or slower, what I call “all day” pace – the pace at which you feel like you could run all day – and a 1% incline.

When the ticker on the left changes to a new story, increase the pace by .2 miles per hour for the duration of the story. Repeat the increase for each ticker change.

During the commercial breaks, return to the casual, run all day pace.

Any time a “Top Ten” comes on, increase the incline by 1% for the duration of the Top Ten.

If a “This is SportsCenter” commercial plays during SportsCenter, rest on the treadmill edges for the duration of the commercial.

Simple, effective, and a fun way to pass the time on the treadmill. Enjoy!

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