10.0 More Miles on the Treadmill 1-25-13

Treadmill Results 1-25-13

Today I was going to run an easy 5.0 miles outside, but when I did my Bennie walk, it was still well below zero with the wind chill and I decided to do another treadmill run at the gym.

I am getting antsy and want to run outside, but with this frigid cold, I am not going to risk injury or worse, just to get a run in.

I did a hard 10.0 miler yesterday and today, when I got on the treadmill, I expected to do an easy 5.0 will nothing above 7.5 mph (about 8:00 minute pace). Here is what I actually did:

  • 1.5 @ 7.3 mph w/1% incline
  • .25 @ 7.3 mph w/5% incline
  • .25 @ 7.3 mph w/10% incline – thought I was going to take a lung out that last .5, but made it!
  • 1.0 @ 7.3 mph w/1% incline
  • 2.0 @ 7.4 mph w/1% incline
  • 4.0 @ 7.5 mph w/1% incline
  • 1.0 @ 7.5 mph w/0% incline

I felt good running at this pace and just kept saying oh I will do another couple of miles and even though about doing a half, but decided where I have a race on Sunday, that I would just stop at 10.0. I had plenty left and could have kept going for a lot longer at this pace.

Shoes: Mizuno Elixir 7

Socks: Gray Swiftwick Pursuits. I purposely didn’t wear the over the calf compression socks to see if they really did make a difference or not. They do, my left calf was a lot tighter than it was yesterday when I was wearing the over-the-calf compression socks and after I stopped my legs felt a lot more tired.

Top: Yellow Sleeveless tech shirt

Bottom: Puma compression shorts, Eastbay blue/yellow running shorts


RunLog Screenshot:

RunLog 1-25-13

Can Social Media Improve Your Running #RealHealth

Once a week I publish a blog post over at Anthem’s Real Health Blog, so following in Toni’s (another fantastic Real Health contributor) idea, after the post is published, I will be posting a link to it from my blog.


Can Social Media Improve Your Running Program?

Posted by Harold Shaw

While you are probably already using social media to connect with friends and family, grow your professional network and keep up to date on the news, you may not be using it yet to take your running or cardio workout program to the next level.  More
If you have a minute, go check out the rest of the post. While you are there take a look around and see what the other Real Health contributors are writing about.
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