I hate my treadmill y’all. Or should I say hated.
I sorta kinda like it now and I believe that I have David Siik to thank for that.
Look, I prefer to hit the pavement any day- being outdoors has great benefits, but it isn’t always realistic for me. For example, when I want to run at 5 am and it’s pitch black outside or when it is 6 pm and the husband isn’t home yet and I’m with the kids.
I needed a way to not absolutely dread getting on my treadmill and I started thinking that maybe I was just using it all wrong. I think I was right.
David starts off this book very confidently. I was like “okay”- he basically lets you know from page 1 that he knows his stuff and the only way that this is going to work for you is if you work for it. My kinda guy.
Post 5K workout on the t-mill
David has created what he calls the BITE method (balanced interval training experience) and he breaks down a lot of the science behind this method. He includes a great mixture of speed and incline to help you have the best workout ever. What I love is that he stresses the importance of knowing your limits (read: faster isn’t always better) and he encourages you to work within your limits while still pushing yourself.
He goes into other important factors such as form, recovery, and duration.
I enjoy his forthrightness throughout the book. He also throws in a few personal stories throughout the book from his running experience, which helps you get to know him as a runner a bit.
I think having something to focus on during my run besides a show (which David frowns upon) or music motivates me and keeps me on task- I know what I am doing now and I know what is coming next.
I completely recommend this book for anyone looking to have a different relationship with their treadmill or anyone looking to start using a treadmill. It is a quick and easy read with two separate workouts (3-week and 6-week) to get you started on your treadmill journey.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, Adams Media, for review purposes. No other compensation was given. The opinions expressed here are my own and have not been influenced by the receipt of this book.