Treadmill - just say the word and most runners will tell you how much they dread it, right? I need to love on it for summer so I am trying to replace the dread and create a new association of appreciation.
I awoke at 5:00 a.m. and checked out my front door, the weather was humid to the point of cruelty. I thought to myself thank goodness I have a gym 5 minutes from home.
- 45 minutes is about my max on a treadmill.
- 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. work hours for July and August are happening so I need reasonable expectations for work outs.
- It doesn't have to be the same thing over and over.
- Have you ever seen a sad hamster on a wheel?
I still have a little nagging fear if I don't consistently long run I will lose my fitness level, but I am trying to squash it. Honestly it's my age that causes that fear. Each day I move closer to that dreaded 5-0 number, I worry I will become weaker, however I am doing everything I can to stand strong at that age...that's another strong association I need to redesign in my mind.
Aging = wisdom シ
Not getting to that number is a suckier option, so onward. Just because I am doing shorter runs doesn't mean I can't get stronger.
I can do progression runs, incline runs, and I have all kind of options for intervals with my gym boss. I am thinking it will be fun to program some pyramid type plans in for intervals. The best thing about the timer, it beeps, vibrates and saves the plan. I don't even have to think, just adjust speed and incline as it beeps, sounds like a blast right?
Any treadmill tips, thoughts, ideas?? As always I will enjoy hearing about all your running adventures and live vicariously :)
Happy Trails Everyone ")