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40 Minute Walking Mixed Interval Workout

by Courtney on March 26, 2012

Good afternoon, friends! I’ve got a new workout for you all on this lovely Monday. And for those of you who love a good walking workout, this one’s for you!

40 Minute Walking Mixed Interval Treadmill Workout
I’ve come to find that a lot of people assume that running is always the better choice when it comes to cardio, but that’s so not the case. Walking, especially when incorporated with intervals, can be an incredible, challenging cardiovascular workout. Here are some of my other favorite, super sweaty walking routines:

I first tried out the routine seen above last Thursday, when I needed to complete 40 minutes of mixed intervals as a part of my Best Body Bootcamp workout. On that particular morning, my legs felt like lead, my ankles were sore, and the thought of attempting a run was just not in the cards.

When I did the routine, I completed it using the numbers on the highest end of the speed scale shown above. However, I know that not everyone can walk at a 4.8 (thanks, long legs) so feel free to choose a speed within the range that works for you.

Remember, you want to challenge yourself, but I don’t want anyone flying off the back of the treadmill, mmkay? Winking smile

If you decide to give it a try, let me know what you think!

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In a little while,  I’m headed off to work again for a few hours, but then? It’s Date Night! Eeeek, I’m so excited. Can’t WAIT!

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1 Kristen @ notsodomesticated March 26, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Thanks for sharing! Wow, I can’t imagine walking at 4.8. I don’t think I’ve ever walked faster than 4.3. I always assumed anything more than that required a light jog. But I’ll be curious to try it next time I’m on the treadmill! :)

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2 AEWarner March 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Tuesday!??! Its Monday silly!

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3 Khushboo March 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Bookmarking this workout! If I bump up the incline high enough, walking as a workout can kick my booty…but it sure gives me a nice one ;)
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4 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

i could definitely use more walking workouts in my life! this looks like a great one! i agree, walking can be such a great workout that so many people underestimate.
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5 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance March 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I tried one of your other walking interval workouts and it was definitely a challenge!
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6 Elizabeth @ Chocolate Drops and Pearls March 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Oh so fun! What do you have planned for tonight?
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7 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine March 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Date night is SO exciting! Have fun~
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8 Justine Duppong @ Life With Cheeseburgers March 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm

This is awesome, thank you! I love to get some exercise but I’m not way into killing myself with all the running. Plus there are some wonderful fields out behind my house that I love to stroll around in…this would be a fun way to mix things up!
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9 Eva @TheHealthyParty March 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I’ve just been getting into interval training lately! 10-20 mins of that kicks my but more than even an hour of normal cardio!

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10 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat March 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Have fun on date night! :)
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11 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake March 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Definitely pinning this walking workout! Hopefully I’ll get the chance to try it out this week!
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12 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 26, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I actually did my first ever walking interval workout this morning, it was by Julie at PB fingers and I could NOT keep up with her speed! That girl must have long, powerful legs! 4.0 at an incline of 12? Um no! haha
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13 Ashley March 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this interval workout. I will definitely use it during Best Body Bootcamp. I have to really be careful with my running due to old injuries so this will be perfect!

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14 michelle kim March 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm

These kinds of workouts are great because time flies while you’re constantly switching up the speed or incline. I love doing some fast walking uphill. Those 8.0′s on the incline look tough!
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15 Alyssa @ Fit and Fun in Third March 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I love mixing up my running workouts with a sweaty walking one every once in awhile! I’ll be sure to try this out! Enjoy date night :)
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16 CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com March 26, 2012 at 7:04 pm

i love that you post walking workouts. i am not allowed to run right now and sometimes i feel so ashamed that i cant do what everyone else in the healthy living blog genre is doing; extreme workouts! but sometimes walking on an incline and at varying speeds can be effective too! thanks for sharing that. as weird as this sounds it makes me feel much better!
have an awesome date night :-)
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17 ShirlleyFai March 26, 2012 at 10:00 pm

This looks like a good idea…I am also planning to have a walk always everyday…But I have no idea as to what are things I have to consider…Anyway, this can help…Thanks!
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18 StoriesAndSweetPotatoes March 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I love walking treadmill workouts. I like not feeling the pressure of having to run and it is always a great workout. I definitely feel it a lot later in the day.
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19 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] March 27, 2012 at 2:30 am

This inspired my own 50-minute walk/run sweaty treadmill workout today :)
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20 Miz March 27, 2012 at 6:06 am

YAY
I am 100% a walker.
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21 Brandi March 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

Great treadmill workout! I really must invest in one! :) Well, I have one, but it’s an antique ;)

Hope you had a great date night!!

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22 Suz the Kiwi March 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Thanks for this workout, I loved it! I’m relatively new to the gym (2 months in) and this was great to break up my regular routine, and man I got a sweat on! Luckily I remembered to change to km from miles, which I haven’t done in the past (oops). Can’t wait to try out some of your other workouts!

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23 Jaime's Journeys June 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Oh this is such a great idea! I can’t wait to try it!
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