Thursday, April 17, 2008

3 EASY MILES ON THE TREADMILL

Still feel good, trying to decide if I should do a very slow 3 miles on the treadmill today or take a rest day. Hmmm......
Time: 36:00
Distance: 3.0

HR - avg 135 MAX 142
Splits were the following:
Mile 1: 12:00 137bpm
Mile 2: 12:00 141bpm
Mile 3: 12:00 142bpm

Had a really good run on the treadmill at the gym. Kept it really slow. Pace was 5.0, so a 12 minute mile. Felt really good.


I was actually even able to count my cadence. I counted each time my right foot hit the ground. It was 83 x 2 = 166bpm. And that was at my 70% HR. Pretty cool. We'll see how my run tomorrow goes. Though I will probably just do a very easy 4 mile run with no tempo running to make sure I'm fresh for Sunday's race.
Now, if I could just do this in the race. Cause if my pace/cadence is 166bpm at 70%HR, it certainly should be a faster pace/cadence when I am running at 85% HR during the race.
My mantra during the race will be "i can do this, stay at 85% HR effort, and I can do this". LOL

3 comments:

BeachRunner411 said...

I think you should rest and stay focused on doing your best during the race on Sunday.

BeachRunner411 said...

Great job. I am glad you ignored my advice. :)

mom2beccaNallie said...

LOL, ooops.... it felt good though:)