Fitness Kick Start: Mr. How Sweet’s Interval Workout.

I don’t know if you are aware, but Mr. How Sweet is a runner.

I am not.

I tried running a race with him when we were dating. He almost dumped me.


Let’s just say that patience is not his strong point. And running is not mine.

The thing is… he is fast. He ran his first marathon in 3:40.


We have a treadmill in our basement. When Mr. How Sweet goes downstairs to run intervals, I always get excited about having some peace and quiet to myself. But then the screaming starts.

The man coaches himself. He yells at himself.

Not so peaceful.


But his workout kicks butt.


Mr. How Sweet’s Treadmill Intervals

5 minute warm up at 6.5

1 minute at 7.5

1 minute at 9.0

1 minute at 7.5

1 minute at 9.1

1 minute at 7.5

1 minute at 9.2

1 minute at 7.5

1 minute at 9.3

1 minute at 7.5

1 minute at 9.4

1 minute at 7.5

1 minute at 9.5

2 minutes 6.5

5 minute cool down

This is just the beginner workout. Do this workout 3 times a week. Each week, add on one more interval. The second week, the next interval is at 9.6. The third week, an additional interval at 9.7, and so on…


I find it funny that Mr. How Sweet warms up at 6.5.

I run at 5.0.