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6 Must Have Treadmill Workouts For Runners

6 Must Have Treadmill Workouts For Runners

I used to be one of those people that hated getting on the “dreadmill” after all, it is a completely different experience from running outside and enjoying nature. However, I’ve learned to appreciate the value of  treadmill workouts much more over the past year.

Especially when I really need to complete a training run and the weather is pretty miserable outside. You all know that I am a running weather wimp, so I had to make a truce with the treadmill!

The treadmill has grown on me exponentially. I absolutely do not mind getting on the treadmill, as a matter of fact, I did 12 miles on the treadmill last summer for marathon training! It was long, but it was also 90+ degrees outside and NOBODY had time for that! 🙂 I had plenty of water to drink to keep me hydrated and snacks to keep me nourished. I had all of my favorite workout tunes and pounded it out mile after mile.

It doesn’t even have to be a weather issue, maybe you have a treadmill at home–or maybe you don’t want to hit the streets. I sometimes like the treadmill because it forces me to run fast, even when I don’t want to!

Today I am sharing again from our VERY popular Workouts For Runners Series. Below you will find six variations of treadmill workouts from my favorite runner bloggers (including me!). Next time you want to get on the treadmill, try one of these workouts!


Workouts for Runners: 20 Minute Treadmill Interval Cardio Workout! Check out the link for 5 more treadmill workout plans!

Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

Carly @ Fine Fit Day

Allie @ VITA Train 4 Life

Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes

Sarah @ Run Far Girl



More from our workouts for runners series:

Workouts For Runners: Yoga Stretches

Workouts For Runners: 5 Dynamic Warm Up Routines

Upper Body Workouts For Runners

Speed Workouts For Runners

6 Amazing Indoor Workouts For Runners

Hill Workouts For Runners: Beat The Beast!

Do you love or hate the the treadmill? Let me know why in the comments!

Bethany Rutledge

Sunday 21st of July 2019

I love this roundup on treadmill running workouts! Thanks for sharing it. Definitely is nice to have some structure on the treadmill for fitness and fun.

Kris Walters

Tuesday 10th of January 2017

These are all awesome treadmill ideas. I would rather be outside of course but it is a lifesaver when you can't!


Thursday 5th of January 2017

I tolerate the treadmill. It's always the second choice for a run but like you said, it can be a life saver!


Wednesday 4th of January 2017

I used to be all about the treadmill but not so much anymore. My ultimate goal is to be one of those people to dance on the treadmill with some really fun moves.

Janine Huldie

Wednesday 4th of January 2017

True story that I always wanted to own a treadmill back in the day, but then never really could get into using one even when I belonged to the gym awhile back. Not sure why that was, but still will have to keep some of these exercises in mind if I ever do try the treadmill out again here. So thanks for sharing :)