Thursday, May 20, 2010

Treadmill Training Run - Wednesday, May 19

I'm in a slump. I'm slow, I'm tired, I'm starting to get unmotivated. It seems to be getting harder and harder to do what I have always done.  So... New things to try...

W tells me "In order to get faster, you're going to need to go slower" - Intriguing. My dad tells me the same thing. OK fine... perfect time to try something new is my super boring and annoying "long treadmill run" day. (Have I mentioned how much I loathe the treadmill???) Anyway, according to my current "race" pace (approx 30 min for a 5K), W estimated that staying in heart rate zone 2 (I think, I am new to the heart rate training methods) that I should be "distance running" at 12:23. She said I could run a bit faster, but no faster than a 12 min mile. Fascinating.... It.Seems.So.Slow. My normal pace is always sub 11 min miles, and usually between 10 and 10:30. So I'm thinking? AWESOME. It will be an easier workout, I'll be relaxed, not huffing and puffing, etc.

Sigh. Honestly it was even harder (or just as hard) as one of my normal runs where I get done and spend a few minutes whining about how hot and sweaty I am and "this was the worst run ever."

I have no idea what my heart rate was since I still haven't linked up the strap with the watch.



  1. Weird that it felt harder. We'll have to get that heart rate monitor going so we can see what's going on.

  2. Part of it could be:

    1. The additional 5+ pounds from Birthday of Awesome
    2. The ridiculous heat in that gym
    3. The fact that the treadmill ALWAYS SUCKS.



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