Friday, January 9, 2009

Treadmill Run

[Second post in one day. Sorry about that! If you haven't already, you can find out the result my random act of kindness and congratulate the winner by referencing my earlier post from this morning.]

So remember yesterday how I was going to do a treadmill run, then I wasn't?

Well, actually I did.

As I was driving in, I remembered that I had an appt with Trainer Guy today and wasn't sure if we were going to work upper body or lower. I didn't want to be in the situation of running after a lower body workout, so I figured I should just do the treadmill run as planned.

Bleck.

But I tried to make it interesting and devised the following workout. Thirty minutes, broken down by alternating 2 minute thirty second intervals of walking (0% incline 3.8 mph) with running (3% incline 6.0 mph). It was actually a decent workout and something I could do again without too much dread.

So this morning I met with the Trainer and we did upper body. So I probably could have done the outside run today afterall, but better safe than sorry.

By the way, he has me doing five exercises. Two of them are things I was already doing so mostly he just checked my form on those. Three are new to me. I don't know the names of things, so I'll spare the detail of me trying to describe it all. I'm pretty sure I'll be feeling this tomorrow. I meet with him again next Friday. Cool.

Happy Friday everyone and have a good weekend! I've got a 5K fun run planned for Sunday morning. Eek! Expecting temps of about 22 degrees at race time. We'll see just how fun *that* is.

26 comments:

  1. stay warm sunday, have fun! great job on the workout!

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  2. Nice to figure out a treadmill routine that works! I think you've got to shake it up on that thing.

    Good luck on Sunday.

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  3. treadmill workouts are brutal...I avoid them at all costs...

    best of luck on the 5K this weekend..

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  4. Just read your Smiling Post. It inspired me. I really enjoying reading about your progress. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. If I can mix it up on the treadmill I can do ok for awhile. Have fun sunday..be glad you can run!! ;)

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  6. glad to hear the treadmill wasn't too boring for you and it sounds like Trainer Guy is giving you a good workout!

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  7. I think I need a trainer in my life. Great treadmill routine. Way to mix it up.

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  8. Good job on the treadmill - sounds like another great way to keep it interesting. I never use the incline... maybe I should try that.

    have a great weekend!

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  9. Yesterday I was going to skip my Kempo exercise but decided to get'er done at 8 PM. Go us!! :-)

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  10. You are the GQ! Great job. Have fun on Sunday. Stay warm.

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  11. I also have to keep punching at the treadmill buttons to keep occupied.

    Good luck & have fun on Sunday!!

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  12. Nice job making the treadmill interesting. I think intervals are the best way to pass the time on that machine.

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  13. Have a good race on Sunday!

    I had to run on the treadmill twice this week and wanted to die. I will try your intervals and see if it keeps my mind out of the fact that I hate the treadmill!

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  14. Good job on the treadmill!! and good luck at the 5K. You will be running so fast that you will not notice the cold.

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  15. Nicely done on the treadmill. I have to change my speed every couple of minutes or I get totally bored.

    Have a nice fun run! Brrr!

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  16. Have a great weekend, enjoy your fun run

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  17. Great job on the treadmill workout! Have a great weekend!

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  18. Glad you figured out a way not to fall asleep on the treadmill.

    Good luck this weekend!

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  19. Sounds like a great way to break up the treadmill work!! Nice job!

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  20. Aren't treadmill runs the worst?! Enjoy working with your trainer. I hope you learn lots of good stuff and enjoy great results! :)

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  21. I have to add variety to my treadmill runs too. Always better than steady running!

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  22. Have fun on your 5K fun run!!

    WooHoo!!! I will be rooting for you girlie!!!

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  23. Good luck at your race. 22 degs does sound quite chilly to me!

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