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