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dring
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I feel twice because of ice and I am old so I joined a fitness place basically for the treadmill.  I have used a number of different things to motivate me and get me through the treadmill workout.
1.  I use the 12 minute ab section of this workout place and it motivates me to run first and then do the ab workout. Core is so important.
2.  I do the hill workout that is programed into the machine.  Use the treadmill chart to see the pace you were actually doing.  Really cool. An 8 minute mile at 6.4% grade is a 6:30 equivalent. 
3.  Tempo runs
4.  Interval workouts.  I do mine manually.  I look in Jack Daniels book for the pace I should do based on my VO2 Max.
5.  I bring different shoes.  I use 3 different shoes for my interval runs.  Trainers so warm up, flats to do the intervals, and Vibrams to cool down.  Motivates me.  I know I am weird but for some reason it is motivating to me.
6.  Try running on the treadmill and not look at the screen for a 30 minute show.

Just thoughts.