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Turkey Day Treadmill Workouts

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Nov 21, 2012
  • Updated Mar 4, 2014 at 12:16 PM UTC
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No time for an official turkey trot? Do your own indoor treadmill workout on Thanksgiving morning to create room for the cornucopia of caloric options you’re about to feast on. These three belt busters (get it?) can all be done in 60 minutes or less.

Note: Keep the incline at 1 percent unless told otherwise.

Pumpkin Pie Pick-Ups

All aboard the gravy train with this 60-minute interval workout. (Based on 6.0 or 10:00 min/mile being an easy, conversational jogging pace—adjust as necessary).

Warmup: 10 mins

Start running easy at 6.0, increasing the pace by .1 every two minutes. (2 mins at 6.0, 2 mins at 6.1, 2 mins at 6.2, 2 mins at 6.3, 2 mins at 6.4)

Main set: 40 mins

Run 2×3 min, 3×2 min, 6×1 min with 2 mins jogging recovery (6.0) after each. The shorter the interval, the faster the pace. The 2×3 should be moderate (6.5-6.8), then moderate hard for 3×2 (6.8-7.1), then hard for 6×1 (7.1-7.5).

Cooldown: 10 mins easy

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a senior editor at Triathlete magazine, a four-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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