Wild Workout Wednesday: Sprint to the Top Treadmill Workout + Playlist


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Welcome to back to our Wild Workout Wednesday link up! Each week I link up with Angelena Marie from  Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced , Upala at Pretty in Pink Fitness, and Amber at Bold Fit Mom  to bring you workout ideas, motivation, inspiration and recipes to try.  Join us for a wild workout each week by reading along or grab the button and link up if you have a fitness or healthy living post to share!

Since the last few weeks my posts have been rather lengthy, I am going to keep this one short and just share with you a treadmill workout along with a kick butt playlist that I’ve put together with the help of suggestions from you! 

First up, the workout! This mountain climbing treadmill workout is KILLER but a great way to beat boredom on the hamster wheel.  

I left the speed open to interpretation because it’s relative and we all go at our own pace.  I can’t possibly go faster than 8.5 on the ‘mill without my legs falling off but those with longer limbs may find they’d prefer to pick up the pace. 

Sprint to the Top Treadmill Workout

 I’m guesstimating (not a word) that this workout would take approximately 40-45 minutes to complete but again, that all depends on your warm up and cool down pace.

Based on that guesstimation (also not a word), I put together this Sprint to the Top Playlist that starts out a bit slow, gradually gets faster, then slows back down again.  Thanks to everyone for your song suggestions, I even found some new-to-me songs that I hadn’t heard before! 

You might also like:  CNY Springtime 10k Race Recap

Sprint to the Top Playlist

 To make it even easier to check out the songs or download them, I have installed this iTunes widget! 

Oh and speaking of running- I have two bibs that I need to transfer for Zooma Cape Cod in September, if you’re interested please let me know in the comments or shoot me an email and we can make some arrangements :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by my Wild Workout- hope it gave you a little hump day motivation to get through the rest of the week! If you have a workout, healthy recipe or awesome fitness find to share, make sure you grab the badge below and link up! 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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46 Comments

AmyC
Reply January 28, 2015

I Lived is my favorite song right now!

I must check out the iTunes widget, so cool :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    I just heard it recently- it really is a great song! The iTunes widget is fun to play with- I discovered it a while back :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply January 28, 2015

Love that you included the playlist--necessary motivation when you are dying at that incline. One of Alex's and my friends had to do the stress test where they have you sprint at full incline for like a minute. He is in such good shape with such a low resting heart rate that he didn't even register at the normal "light work" level for it. UNFAIR
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    STOP IT! That is OUT OF CONTROL!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply January 28, 2015

Love your playlist, and great idea with the treadmill workout. 1-mile warm up and cooldown....giiiiirl you're awesome! Those two together are like a running workout for me....oops hehe.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    Haha- you could totally shorten it if you want! I still need to download some of the songs on the playlist- everyone had awesome recommendations!

Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply January 28, 2015

This looks like a great workout. I love these types of treadmill workouts, really breaks up the monotony of the "hamster wheel" as you call it ;)
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    Haha, it sure does! I have gotten creative these last few months since I've had to spend a lot of time on the 'mill! ;)

Kimberly
Reply January 28, 2015

"Uptown Funk" is my favorite song of the moment. Its a part of my playlist for my runs and I also use it when I teach spinning classes. Love it!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    I seriously have it on repeat! I LOVE that song!!!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply January 28, 2015

I miss running so much bc of my dumb foot I almost miss the treadmill! Great playlist some of my favorites. Thanks for the link up
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    Awww I hope it starts to feel better soon, I know it must be frustrating! The playlist was a lot of fun to make and a great way to discover new-to-me songs! :) Thanks for linking up! <3

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply January 28, 2015

thank goodness I do not spend time on the "mill"! :) but I admire you creativity. I do want to create my own playlist tho- so you recommend this I-tune widget thing?
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    You're lucky you don't have to be on the treadmill with all your warm weather (jealous!). I do recommend the widget for sharing in a post but I know a lot of people use Spotify too- I have just never set up an account.

Katie @ Fit Life by Katie
Reply January 28, 2015

Oh these look good! Sometimes I need a good workout to stay on the treadmill! I love to mix it up. Pinned for later :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    The treadmill really can be dreadful and since I'm stuck on it most of the winter I needed something to change it up :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply January 28, 2015

Sprint at a 10% incline? You crazy! This workout looks seriously tough, but maybe that's because I hate hills haha. And I definitely have to get that playlist.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    Haha! I have no choice but to have to love hills where I live. If I ran at a low incline all the time on the treadmill, I would be doing myself a serious disfavor! :P

Lauren @ Fun, Fit, and Fabulous!
Reply January 28, 2015

Thanks for sharing the great playlist! I am stealing a few of them for my Pilates and Barre classes this week!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    Wooohoo!Thanks so much for linking up :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply January 28, 2015

Great workout!!! Perfect for these crazy mountains I live in :-)
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    Haha yes! These songs would definitely help push you through a hilly run too :)

Yum Yucky
Reply January 28, 2015

I don't own a treadmill (yet) but I'm totally turning my son's room into my fitness space once he moves out! Emmm....never mind that he's only 10 years-old right now. ;)
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    Reply January 28, 2015

    Haha hmmmm....I'd make him sleep on the couch for the next 8 years! Haha, KIDDING (sort of) ;)

Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply January 28, 2015

Love these workouts! I've been enjoying HIITs on the treadmill and elliptical - and they are killing me - In a good way :) Going to have to try out this workout with the playlists - sounds so fun! When I first started working out I would try to run to the end of a song :) What a great way to see how far I've come.
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    Reply January 28, 2015

    That is a great way to measure progress, I will have to give it a try too! :) Thanks for linking up!

Renee @ Bendiful Blog
Reply January 28, 2015

My new favorite running jam is Prayer in C I swear in my last race I had it on repeat. Keeps my feet moving, which I desperately need when I want to stop. I love music! And I always need new stuff for spin classes. I'm going to check a few of these out. Great link up ladies!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    Oooh, I will have to check it out! I haven't heard that song yet!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply January 28, 2015

A good playlist is SO important. I love yours too - super motivating!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    Thanks! IT is really important...can make or break a good run :P

Angie @ A Mother's Pace
Reply January 28, 2015

I never really play around with the incline on my treadmill but I can see how that would make the workout fly by! There are a lot of great songs on that playlist and I'm always looking to add some new ones to mine. Thanks!
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    Reply January 28, 2015

    I came up with this workout as a way to challenge myself during the winter. The routes I normally run in the summer are FULL of hills and I was kinda missing them (kinda)...the playlist definitely helps to motivate and push me through! :)

Debbie Rodrigues
Reply January 28, 2015

I am still only focusing on CrossFit lately, but running stays in my heart.
That is a serious sprint you have there.
And I love your soundtrack. I have been listening to Rob Bailey a lot, but most of the songs you listen are my favorite ones too.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    Thank you! Oooh I haven't heard of Rob Bailey! I will have to check him out :)

Nora @ 2 Generations Running
Reply January 28, 2015

Love the playlist and workout! I wish I had a gym membership right now so I could go out and test it on a treadmill :) I might be interested in your bibs for Zooma cape cod? How much would they be?
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    Thank you! I have been spending way to much time on the mill so I had to make up something to break it up! I paid $60 each for the bibs and there is a $20 transfer fee but we could work something out :) Let me know if you're interested!

Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
Reply January 28, 2015

Good one, Annmarie. I rarely go on the treadmill but have been back on it twice this week. The only way I can stay on there is if I do intervals. Happy Workout Wednesday to you! :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 28, 2015

    Thank you! Intervals really do make it go by faster :) Hope you're having a great Wednesday!

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply January 29, 2015

Oh my gosh I love how you have a matching playlist. I have not seen that before.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 29, 2015

    I figured a tough workout deserved some motivating tunes ;)

Amber l Bold Fit Mom
Reply January 29, 2015

I am so glad you posted a play list! I've been needing a new list to listen to while I work out. :-)
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    Reply January 29, 2015

    I've been meaning to post a playlist for a while- I always have fun making them :)

Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply January 29, 2015

I've never heard of the iTunes widget. Gonna have to check that out. I love some of the songs on your playlist.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 29, 2015

    Thanks! The widget is fun to use and build playlists for posts!

Michele @ A Pace of Balance
Reply January 29, 2015

I just downloaded I Lived! Love that song so much. Great workout too. The only way I can survive mentally on the treadmill is to mix in sprints.
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 29, 2015

    It really is a great song and sprints are the best way to beat boredom on the 'mill :)

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