Like many of my past posts have stated, it’s been a tough winter for this girl. For someone who LOVES the outdoors, feeds off the outdoors, thrives in the woods, but HATES the cold…like beyond hates …more than anything HATES…it has even a tough one. With temps regularly going below zero lately, I have found myself on the treadmill more than I would like. So,here’s what I have been doing to make time pass quicker.
My Treadmill Workout
1 mile warmup
1 mile Half Marathon Pace
Go up .2 every mile until you hit 6 miles
Go back up to HM pace
Go up .1 every 30 seconds until you can’t go any harder (possibly 5k pace)
Go back to HM
start again, raising .1 every 30 seconds
I have done this 3 times now, once for 10 miles and twice for 8 miles. All 3 times I ended up with a 7:24 average pace. I can’t say it was easy and there weren’t times I wanted to quit, but when I was done I was happy. This was a great pace for where I am at with my running fitness, especially on the treadmill.
Warm Up at 7.3 = 8:13 pace
Half Marathon Pace at 8.0 = 7:30
Fastest Pace at 9.1 = 6:36
Average Pace = 7:24