Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday Stuff

This morning, I was looking forward to doing my long run outside but the temps were a bit too cool and rain was in the forecast. Not my cup of tea. So, I did it on the treadmill in the humid & stuffy gym. It was disgusting, but the run went well. I figured since I didn't get my 3 miles in yesterday I could shoot for 7 and would be happy.

The legs were feeling strong and the knees were feeling great - no pain what-so-ever. I decided to break my run into 3 - 30 minute increments and it looked something like this:

First 30 minutes: 2.5 miles
Second 30 minutes: 2.57 miles
Third 30 minutes: 2.65 miles
Cooldown: 0.28 miles

Total: 8 miles!

It was a decent run. The only thing I noticed was my right hip was getting a bit tight in the last .5 mile. I don't think the legs are used to going that distance, but it was a success!

I was done with my run before 9 am, grabbed coffee and a bagel and am now going to work on paperwork/grad school project for a few hours. This afternoon I am heading up to GF for the night - grilling with some family! My cousin who has been living in NYC for the past couple of years, and her husband, are in the process of moving to Chicago! They are slowly working there way back to the midwest, and closer to her family! We are so excited!

Tomorrow I hope to get in a longer bike ride. At least 20 miles and then maybe a 1-mile run off. Oh, and yoga. It's funny how I leave that until the end of the week.

Happy weekend, y'all!

14 comments:

Whitney said...

Awesome job...8 miles on a treadmill! I'm an outdoor girl so anything on the treadmill is painful to me. Enjoy your night out!

Lisa said...

I'm in awe of your ability to run on the treadmill for such a long time. Way to get it done!

J said...

Awesome job on the 8 miles! I think breaking it up like that for the treadmill is the way to go!! Enjoy the weekend!

sunapeegirl said...

Great job on the run! Breaking it up like that always makes time go faster on the treadmill. And hey you got progressively faster! Way to be!

xm41907 said...

Awesome job on the 7 miles! There's no way I could stay on a treadmill that long. I can stand those infernal things! I need my runs in the fresh air.

MCM Mama said...

Great job on the treadmill run! Have an awesome evening with the family.

RockStarTri said...

Good job on the dreadmill. I hate the dreadmill and you taught it who was the teacher!

Julie said...

Nice work on the treadmill girl! I wish I could enjoy running on that thing...maybe I will get used to it eventually:) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Carly said...

I think the reason I hate running on the treadmill the most is because it is hot and humid and stuffy. But, wow! Way to go!

Erika said...

Way to go on your 8 miles on the treadmill! I find it hard to run that far indoors because I so often get bored! Good Work!

Marlene said...

Great job on the 8-miler! Gold start for getting progressively faster!

N.D. said...

nice job on the Long run! :)

Badgergirl said...

Nice job on getting the long run done on the treadmill!

Wes said...

way to crank it up. Hope your weekend was good :-)