I convinced myself that I could always run easy and then move to elliptical for the rest of my workout. My music started and I optimistically set the treadmill for 1 hour, put in an easy 7.0 mph and started. This felt good and the gym's constant activity was a good distraction, heck even CNN seemed interesting! After a mile warm up the music was pushing me and I started increasing speed and later incline. Mixing up the two and before I knew it I was nearing the end of my workout and closing in on 9 miles, of course I needed to add a little more! Am I the only one who hates ending runs at non-whole numbers?
Similar to my workout. Start at a comfortable pace for you and add speed or incline. Play with these numbers as you feel good. Your quads may
I needed this run! I ended with 9 miles in 1:06:10 (7:21 average pace), it has been awhile since I managed this. Finally the run I needed, now I can feel like I am back to marathon training. I can't wait for the warmer weather (30s this weekend) and a nice long run outside, I might even be tempted to break out the shorts! It truly is amazing how changing I thing can increase motivation and one good workout is the best motivating factor.