A quick jump on the treadmill at home might be more convenient than a 20-minute commute to the gym! The goal in this article is to show you how treadmill training can be useful and totally not “boring and stale”. So, let’s get right to it.
I’m talking about the Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE). The RPE scale is a widely used effort metric in sports and it is a simple and easy to use method of analysing an individual’s effort.
Using this technique may not be the best idea for absolute beginners, because it requires you to know and understand your bodies signs of fatigue. Usually, this only comes with time and experience.
For even greater results, make sure to make space in your schedule to have at least one strength session per week. If you can, get under some weights at the gym, but if this isn’t possible for you an at-home session can be very effective in boosting your strength!
In this article I’m going to go through five different types of runs and give you a workout example as well as a suggested effort to each session! However, instead of giving you a certain pace to run at, we’re going to use rate of perceived exertion (RPE) to choose what speed you should perform each run at. The RPE scale is a widely used effort metric in sports. It is a simple and easy to use method of analyzing an individual’s effort.
The goal behind using a mantra in a run varies. If you struggle with knowing that you’ve still got a lot of miles ahead of you then you might benefit from a mantra that keeps you grounded and in the moment. If you struggle from negative self-talk, then positive self-reassurance might help!