I want to quickly jot this down before I forget what I did on the treadmill. Took Sesa’s advice, I downloaded a Couchto 5K app to my iPhone and experimented with the program to work towards my sub25 5K goal.
Sesa recommended some treadmill setting for me, and I had COMPLETELY forgot what they were when I step on the treadmill. I was also too lazy to check on my phone. I vaguely remember it was going faster and faster each running session, I also modified it a little bit, and instead of walking the break, I ran it slower. Now, let me clarify, Im not a badass and think that I don’t need those walk breaks, its just that I am simply not capable of running after walking. I also want to add least out in 3miles into this workout and walking those minutes will make my workout painfully too long.
Do here is what I did
Warm up at 10min/mile for 5 minutes (why does 10min/mile on treadmill at the beginning always feels so fast???)
Then I started @ 9:44ish for 1 min
10min/mile X 1.5 min
9:20 X 1 minute
9:40 x 1.5 min ( starting to feel better so I cranked my easy pace up during the walk phase)
9:00 x 1 min
9:40 x 1.5 min
9:40 x 1.5 min (starting to feel a bit tired)
8:30 x 1min
9:40 x 1.5 min
The program told me to cool down, I’m like wtf?? So I ran 8:30 for 1 mile.
I hate cool downs, so I ran 1/2 mile at 9:40
I don’t know if I messed up the intervals, but I ended up running 3.5 miles at 9:30ish pace.
I sustained those 8:30 for like a mile but my avg pace was still at 9:30, is not happy.
I am also trying out a new gym, equinox in SanMateo. I know, I am s spoiled brat. I love high end gyms, and I do not like 24hour fitness. My work has a state of the art gym that is better than a spa, but unfortunately, I do not live in thousand oaks.
So speaking of Equinox, omg….they have a guy walking around handing towels to clients on treadmill, and they have eucalyptus infused ice cold towels! I think I can get use to this. I also took a nice Kiehls shower and sat in the steam room for a bit. Life is good!!