Wednesday, February 4, 2009

TreadHILL Workout

The last couple days I've taken a break from running since the bottom of my left foot was a little sore following Saturday's lake run. I think what happened is at some point a large piece of ice formed in the middle part of my left shoe (around the arch) and I continued to run on it. I didn't notice it until about halfway into the run when Jeff and I stopped for a bite to eat. I felt good during the run but I probably bruised it slightly.

Anyways, I feel all better now and headed over to my fitness center since the temperatures were going down into the single digits tonight. Plus I figured I could watch the 2nd half of the Cavs game too. My workout and the game both turned out to be great. I set the treadmill at a 15% grade and walked at 3.5 mph for an hour. Then, I lowered the treadmill back down to 1% and got motivated enough to run a mile in 6:30 and lift some weights afterwards. I can tell that each one of these hill workouts is getting easier for me. As for the Cavs game, they ended up beating the Knicks in Madison Square Garden and LeBron earned a triple-double with 52 points.


Kim said...

Good workout. It's nice to know the treadmill workouts are helping to improve you, despite it being the dreadmill!

Anonymous said...

I believe this will get the GombobuSlim seal of approval, but if 3.5 at 15% is getting doable and feeling better, it is time to go 3.6 or 3.7...a tiny change that you won't notice right?

Brian said...

Kim - Thanks. It's not as fun as the trails but it keeps you moving and gives you a decent workout.

Mike - I plan on continually increasing the distance and/or speed. The 6:30 mile at the end of last night's workout was my added ass-kicker.