Spring Fever 20 Minute Treadmill HIIT

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Hi there, happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! The weekend sure did fly by quickly. We spent over an hour at my eye appointment on Saturday. I ended up picking out two pairs of glasses. I’m a bit nervous about picking them up in a week or so but it’ll be nice to get a break from contacts when I feel like it.

It was pretty cold here so pretty much all we did was curl up on the sofa spending more than enough time catching up on Sons of Anarchy. We’re just getting into season 4 now. Crazy show! We also prepped for the week yesterday and I made sure to make another batch of beef and butternut squash stew. Perfect for this *$&#*$*! weather we’re having.

I don’t know about you but I am very much looking forward to warmer temps. With spring being just under a month away I’m getting antsy to open the windows and let some fresh air in too. It feels like it’s been forever. I love when you can tell that the days are getting longer and the sun is getting stronger. Too bad looks are deceiving this morning. We woke up to temps at -17 degrees. You’d never guess it was that cold looking outside here with the sun shining so bright.

C’mon spring!

I decided to try a new-to-me treadmill HIIT workout this morning and of course I wanted to share it here with you. It’s definitely something that can be tweaked to accommodate your fitness level.

20 Minute Treadmill HIIT

20 minute treadmill hiit

===> See: Treadmill Running: 11 Motivational Tips & Tricks

This is easily one of the more challenging treadmill HIIT workouts I’ve done. I like to stick to a 30:90 run to walk ratio but I felt like spicing things up a bit and bumped this one up to a 30:60 ratio.

The basic premise is this:

  • 30:60 ratio of run to walk
  • get progressively faster with each run period (w/run speeds cycling from 8 to 9 to 10 and back down)
  • get progressively steeper through the first half of the workout before lowering back down again

*Note: Adjust your speeds according to your fitness level. (Ex. Beginners may want to half the run speeds here while more advanced runners may want to increase the walk/recovery speed.) There is no right or wrong speed just make sure it feels challenging and you’re set!

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My name is Mindi and I'm an office manager and blogger living in Minnesota with my husband and our blended family of four children. Thank you for visiting Lifting Makes Me Happy! I fight depression and anxiety with healthy living and writing. I hope you are encouraged and motivated by the things I share here. I appreciate you stopping by!

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