Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Yesterday I knew I wouldn't be able to run after work, so I went for a treadmill run at the gym in the morning. Pretty quiet -- only one other person in the room -- and I did a 5:35:5 set. I keep going back and forth on treadmills... it's so much easier than running in the real world that it can't possibly be as good of a workout. But it's also that much easier on my knees and ankles, so I can actually train a bit harder, run faster, etc. At least I know it works my cardio and gets me accustomed to moving my feet at a faster pace. My first five minutes of running were at a 5.5 mph pace, and I bumped the pace up by .2 mph at 5-minute intervals until I was at 6.3 mph, which I held for seven minutes, bumping up to 6.5 for the last three. Phew!