Precision Running at Equinox Gym alleviates treadmill tedium

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Editor’s note: This story originally was published Aug. 7, 2014 in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Impressing yourself at the gym is key to staying motivated.

And few things are more impressive than running multiple miles – especially if you aren’t a regular runner or are intimidated by a 5K. Looking at the treadmill and marveling at how long you ran for or how far you went will bring you back to the gym to do it again.

But first you have to see that impressive number on your treadmill screen – and that’s where Precision Running, a new class offered at Equinox, comes in.

More than roughly 30 minutes of running on a treadmill with a coach, you’ll spend time working on speed, incline, duration and recovery.

The class is broken up into three chunks, each around 11 minutes of intervals of run and recovery — though each segment might have a different twist. You could be running at an incline that steadily increases, or getting less and less time to catch your breath between intervals, or cranking up your speed.

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