I think I’ve logged almost 100 miles on the treadmill this winter, and needless to say…I’m bored. Unfortunately there are still 34 days until spring (but who’s counting?), so I’m starting to think about ways to get creative with my running workout. Here are a few ways to run inside without a treadmill.
- Run in a Stadium- When the weather starts to get cold in Minnesota (
Augustabout mid-November), the Metrodome opens up twice a week for runners and goes until spring. This is a cool way to get in the miles while staying warm (plus huge bragging rights that you ran in the Metrodome!)
- Pool Running -My friend David introduced me to this, and it sounds like such a great way to mix up a running workout (I haven’t tried it yet). I had heard of pool running before, but always assumed it was more for if you were running with an injury. My running coach Jason wrote a great article on pool running and workouts.
- Stairs – Yup…good, old fashioned STAIRS! Stairs are a great way to get in some incline while also adding in cardio (and possibly speed?) When I do stair workouts, I like to do them within circuits, like: 10 burpees, 10 pushups, 10 situp and 90 seconds of stairs. Repeat 3 times, with each time attempting to improve the amount of flights conquered.
QOTD: What ways do you stay in shape without the treadmill?