The heat on Long Island the past few days has been terrible The heat and humidity started Wednesday with temps in the high 90′s followed by 100 + degree temps on Thursday and with today’s temps expected to reach the mid 90′s, definitely not ideal running weather. I have been running in the afternoon after work and I just cannot do it when the weather gets this hot so this morning I got up at 5 am and hit the gym for the 10K portion of my Welcome to Summer Virtual Run.
I find the “dreadmill” extremely boring unless I am doing some sort of interval or speed work and the GYMBOSS Interval Timer is a great companion for these types of runs. I hate seeing exactly how much time has passed and knowing how much time I have to go while I am running on the treadmill it just makes the time drag on forever. When I usually do interval training on the treadmill I have to watch the time so I know when to adjust my speed but with my GYMBOSS I just listen for the “beep” and increase the speed instead of staring at the time.
I created a special workout just for my treadmill 10K:
My GYMBOSS made doing this workout super easy!!! I just set my GYMBOSS to beep every 2 minutes and to repeat 5 times for each ladder which made moving through the ladder a breeze!!! I didn’t have to focus on the time, I just concentrated on
the blogs I was reading on blogshelf my workout and adjusting the speed.
The GYMBOSS can be used as a repeating interval timer, a countdown timer or a stopwatch and can be used for any type of workout you can think of from running to cross fit. The GYMBOSS is a great addition to any gym bag!!!
You can read my last review of GYMBOSS here which includes a Tabata workout!
GYMBOSS is also one of the sponsors for my Welcome to Summer Virtual Run and you can be entered to win one by participating.
Disclosure: GYMBOSS has provided one of their interval timers for a prize in my Welcome to Summer Virtual Run. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
How do you beat treadmill boredom?