Friday, May 04, 2007

Little bit of running

Zimm's. I like it! I headed there after work for an hour of fun and frivolity with my "working mom's" group. It was a nice little escape from the day. - I've been wanting to attend one of these events for awhile now but it always seems like I have school stuff to do. Afterwards, I headed home to spend some time with the kiddo before bedtime. Once she was asleep, I hopped on the treadmill for some mock speedwork.

I took Barbara's advice and based it on time, rather than distance. I did a 1 mile warm up, followed by 1 min fast/2 min recovery x8 with a 1.0 incline and a cool down. My only complaint is the amount of time it takes for the belt to speed up & slow down. Other than that, it wasn't horrible. I was sweating profusely and breathing hard, but that was to be expected.

1 comment:

barbara said...

I probably wasn't clear as to why I thought time rather than distance is easier when you're on a treadmill.

It's because our treadmill at least is pre-set to miles (not kilometers). But my mind only knows how to do speedwork in kilometers when it's based on distance.

Yes, I did run the mile and half mile on the high school track team (shows how old I am!) but I've long since forgotten that.

So I can't convert that I'm supposed to run .66 miles hard then cool down for 1.32 and then .66 again hard, etc.

It's just easier to say 30 seconds followed by 60 seconds, or 30x30's or whatever.

I probably just made that more confusing....