Hats off to everyone who does the majority of their running on treadmills!
I did my second speed workout for the week on a treadmill today because I woke up to snow and ice on the sidewalks. Yipes! I think I'm just not acclimated to the heat of running indoors? This morning's workout was much better than the 800m intervals on Tuesday, but I definitely struggled to keep pace.
The goal was 3 miles @ 7:57 pace and ultimately I came close with 8:03 pacing, but I was very uneven, which is not ideal. I was able to do the first 1.0 mile at 8:00 pace but it felt rough. Then, I slowed down to 8:30 to catch my breath a bit and bounced up & around there for a good half mile before going down to 8:13 pace for the next half mile. For the third mile, I wanted to cut back down again so I ran the first half mile at 8:07ish then for the next quarter mile, cut down to 7:30, then down to 7:03ish for the last quarter.
I think it was something like that anyway.
Next week, praying that it warms up at least into the upper 30's and that I can return to the outdoors for running. I'm perfectly happy to save the gym for my bike/swim cross-training.
Once again, kudos to everyone out there who can tough it out on a treadmill like it's nothin'!
Final stats for tempo run (1% incline):
- 2 mile warm-up: 20:
- 3 mile tempo: 24:09
- 1 mile cool-down: 9:30
What % incline do y'all use for your various treadmill workouts?