I walk on the treadmill 3-4 times a week. Im not quite ready to run yet, but I am able to go faster without being winded or all sweaty. My question is this:
Will I get a better workout increasing my speed throughout my workout, or just keep one steady pace? For instance, I usually start out at 3.5mph. After 5 minutes I go up to 3.6mph for 15 minutes. I then do 3.7 for 5-6 minutes. 3.8 for 2-4 minutes. Sometimes I will go up to 3.9-4.0 for 30 seconds to a minute. For a total of 30 minutes. I increase as I get comfortable with the speed, and where I do not breathe heavily, and where I am just kinda chugging along.
I am proud of myself because when I first started I was lucky to get in 1.5 miles in 30 minutes, and now I am able to get 1.85 miles in 30 minutes!!!!
So, do I keep doing this, or do I just set it at 3.7 for the full 30 minutes and only increase when I can do the speed for the full 30 minutes?
I just hope I can run soon!! It would go so much faster, lol.
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