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Triathlon Training Day 54: 5K run on Treadmill + Ab Ripper X

Posted Jun 11 2009 11:17pm
Another long day but I was able to make it to the gym. I'd really like to run outside but it was 97 degrees today and the Heat Index was 104 degrees -- Good Times!

So, I hit the gym and set the Treadmill for the 5K Loop. Since I am still a Treadmill newbie as well as a RPE newbie I am never sure how fast to start out. I set the treadmill at 6.6mph and gradually bumped it up during the run. The one thing I like about the Treadmill is that it really seems to promote longer stride lengths which is a good thing! I ended up finishing the 3.1 miles at 8.6 mph and my time was 25:49. I keep getting stronger at the runs and even though I still don't love running it isn't as bad as it used to be.

Tomorrow is a swim day and I think I can pick my bike up from the LBS.

Thanks for Reading,

Jeff
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