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It gets pretty boring running 20-30 minutes on the treadmill, or any machine in that matter. I like to run around 10-15 minutes on the treadmill, stretch, bike for about 10-15 minutes, then elliptical for 10-15 minutes. I break up my cardio with strength training. Mixing it up makes it feel shorter!
I WANT to exercise for 30 minutes, but I get bored really easily. To combat this, I do 10 minutes on a treadmill, then switch to a bike and do 10 minutes there, and then switch to an elliptical and do 10 more minutes. It's much easier to keep going this way!
I've been known to get bored even in the 10 minutes, so I play a game with the levels. For example, if I am doing 10 minutes, I start at level 10, and then decrease the level each minute. That gives me something to look forward to - a break in the monotony.
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