A story of going from being a non-runner to planning for a marathon in three years...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

*Sheepish Look*



I feel so ashamed. I hope you all will forgive me.

I went back to Treadmill.

I know, I know. I said we broke up. I know I said I wouldn't be running with Treadmill anymore. But, last night I had to.

I'm sure you don't want to hear my excuses. I know you don't care that I had a book club meeting at 7:30 and I didn't want to show up late AND sweaty (just sweaty was okay).

But the worst part is that....I liked it.

Don't worry. I'm not taking Treadmill back permanently. But, hey, sometimes a girl just had to get in a run and when Treadmill is the most convenient option what are ya gonna do?

Anyway, last night was speedwork in the form of mile repeats. If I had run outside it would have been 1 mile warm-up, 1 mile at 8:36, half mile jog, then another mile at 8:36, followed by a half mile jog and then a 1.5 mile cool down. Instead I did almost all of that on the treadmill. And, if I say so myself, I did it well.

I still haven't figured out the incline on my treadmill so I pretty much just guess at how fast I'm going using this conversion chart. I know I don't have it on 0% incline so when I tell you that my two mile repeats were done between 7.0 and 7.3 MPH you know I was hitting my paces pretty close.

I persevered through some weird right IT band ache and I admit to holding on to the handlebars for a few brief periods of time. But, overall I did 5 miles in less than 50 minutes (49 and change) which I think is pretty good considering I jogged much of my recovery mileage between 5.0 and 6.0 MPH. I was a freaking drippy sweaty mess when I got done, though.

And I made it to book club on time.

With the snow we're getting today I can't promise this will be a one night stand with Treadmill. I may give in to another fling in the near future. Please don't judge me :-)

4 comments:

Bayjb said...

No judgement on the treadmill hook up. When it's this kind of nasty outside and cold, it's okay to go back to him. We all do it.

Lacey said...

LOVE that cartoon at top. i am saving it. hehehehe.

seriously-- go with what works!!! be it TM or not. :) when it starts cheating on you, then dump it for good. :)

thebalancebroad said...

No judgement here! In this weather, I can't imagine not at least having the option to run on the TM. The one thing I do love about the TM is that it's easier for me to push myself to go faster. It might be cheating, but I feel like I always run faster on it!

runeatdatesleep said...

Haha! I thought I was the only one who "broke up" with the treadmill. I even wrote a letter to him on my blog. LOL!

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