Training: Recovery & Bonding with the Treadmill

Why you Need to Be Fitted for Running Shoes

Most of the last week was spent recovering from the Dallas Half Marathon.  To be honest, with the amount of food, sitting on my butt from travel as well as relaxing, I think I am recovering well.

Monday: OFF
Tuesday: Easy Run (60 mins)
Wednesday: Easy Run  (60 mins)
Thursday: 6.5 miles with 5X1 min fast
Friday: Easy Run (Treadmill)
Saturday: Workout
Sunday: Easy Run (75 mins)
Total: Edit to add: *55 miles

(not 61 as previously stated)

My easy runs were just that, easy.  I ran some with my husband and some alone.

Thursday: 6.5 miles run with 5X1 min fast:

The purpose was just to get some faster turnover on my legs.  I felt like I was working, but I felt good.

Workout: On the Treadmill
2X5 mins (6:23) with recovery
3X3 mins (6:18) with recovery
2X2 mins 6:08) with recovery
4X1 min (6:00) with recovery

On Saturday, due to weather, the 5k I was supposed to run was canceled. Even though there were a couple of other local 5ks, I didn’t want to race in the 30-degree pouring rain and sleet.  Plus with black ice on the ground, it was a recipe for disaster.

I felt good during the workout.  Honestly, running extremely fast on treadmills still makes me nervous and that is the fastest I’ve run on a treadmill ever.   Typically I prefer to do easy runs on the treadmill.

In summary, I’m happy with how the week went.  I’ve recovered from the half marathon well, and I’m starting to put faster miles back on my legs.

Posts from the week:
Dallas Half Marathon (1:23.44)
Hiring a Coach

Questions for you:
How was your week of workouts?
Have you ever done a workout on the treadmill?

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  1. Ugh, Saturday was an awful day weather-wise. We had freezing rain too. And then, somehow, it was 50*F the next day? So crazy!

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