Another good week of training. The winter has been grinding on in Indy this year. It is one of the coldest and snowiest January’s on record. This has meant a lot of treadmill miles for me lately. It is hard to get in quality runs when it is just really shitty outside. I don’t mind running in the cold but sometimes it is just too cold or too snow covered to get anything of quality out of the run…so I go to the treadmill.
Week 3 7 Runs 62 Miles 2 workouts Monday – 6 Miles 7:53 pace. Nice and easy recovery from the weekend.
Tuesday – 9 Miles 7:26 pace. Nice and easy run on the treadmill. Shirtless. In the living room. Big fan.
Wednesday – 7 Miles 7:34 pace. Easy run. Cut the distance a bit from lack of energy dealing with a head cold.
Thursday – 7.25 Miles 6:53 Pace
2 Mile warm up 2×2 miles 1st set: 6:25 down to 5:54. Last mile under 6 the whole time. 3 minute rest.
2nd set: 6:03 down to 5:48. Ran most of it sub 6 with the last 400 in 5:48.
1.25 mile cool down
Felt the burn. Still have a lot of work to get some speed endurance back. Happy with the effort.
With Lindsey on the mend in Bloomington I took the treadmill during Marshall’s nap. I waited way too long between waking up, eating, and then finally running. I cracked real hard. I try to do most of my training on minimal fuel but I really made a mistake today. Not enough water either for temp in the basement. Ran on the ProForm Boston Marathon treadmill that Lindsey’s parents have so that is always fun. That course is a grind. It was a good run until I bonked.
This treadmill is legit.
Sunday – 10 Miles
7:36 Pace. Easy run. Took it easy today after yesterday’s harder hill effort.
Overall, another good week. I have not had a day off in a while and I don’t really feel the need at this point. I am not trying to run streak or anything but if I need to run slow I do. Just running at this point. Maybe I will need rest days when I ramp up the intensity but right now I feel good.
I’ll probably add one or two secondary runs to my load this week… probably one really so that I am at 8 runs. I am working on getting to 12 runs or so a week. Mileage will stay around 65 for the time being…maybe creep toward 70.
Naturally being in Bloomington, we’re required to go to both Soma & Laughing Planet.
So I started talking about the treadmill at the start of the run. People seem to hate the treadmill on the internet. I don’t get it. The treadmill can really be an effective tool when needed. Yes I would love to run outside all the time but sometimes the weather or whatever doesn’t allow. Get over it.