Wednesday, January 7, 2009

More Massanutten Training (MMT)

In preparation for the MMT 100, I went over to our fitness center tonight and walked for a half hour on a 15% grade at 3.5 mph, then walked for another half hour on a 10% grade. It was amazing how much better the 2nd half of my workout felt even though I was still at a decent incline. This seems to be a great way to mentally trick the body and I'm hoping to gradually increase the intensity/duration of these workouts as I progress. I felt great though during & after my workout tonight, which is a good early sign of my leg strength.

7 comments:

Nick Billock said...

I'm going to jump on the "dreadmill" this Saturday to walk. I refuse to run on that thing. I'm going to do exactly what you did. This method seems like a great prep tool for gaining walking strength for the 100. I'm also using it to force me NOT to run on Saturday and to taper to the 50K!

Kim said...

Very nice!!

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

Yea! Way to work it!

Mike said...

Wow Brian - that is a great workout...makes me want to see if I can do it on mine, but I think mine only goes to 12% incline.

Sounds like a Gombu repeat if I ever heard of one. And sounds like a GREAT way to do well at 100 training. You are going to appreciate all the groundwork you put in come race day.

Jamie said...

Keep it up, Brian!

Brian said...

Thanks everyone!

Tami said...

OMG, you took the camera to the fitness center?!
::insert rolling eyes here:: :-P