Thursday, June 26, 2008

Limbo miles

Since I did my intervals Tuesday morning, and don't really need to do a tempo run for the next few weeks (my next race is an ultra, and I don't want to do a 12 minute mile tempo workout), so I decided to try out Nitmos's limbo runs. Of course, with the smoke outside, I had to do them inside on the treadmill, so it was pretty easy to control my speed. Made it into less of a pacing exercise and more just a good, solid run. I started out with a 9:00 mile, then did miles at 8:30, 8:00, 7:30 and 7:00. Cooled down with another 9:00 mile. That's what the treadmill was set at, anyway. Here's what Lumpy said:

Doesn't quite match what the treadmill said, even though I calibrated the footpod on the exact same treadmill using the same pair of shoes and everything. Weirdly, even the time was off - I started the watch timer about 7 seconds after the treadmill, but the watch caught up and passed the treadmill readout about 2/3 of the way through. Hmmm... Made a pretty chart, with the heart rate dislpay, though...

3 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

This is closer to the types of workouts I tend to do- the "solid runs" where I increase my speed as I go, except I usually go all out that last lap...

Turi said...

You callin' me a wimp for nut gutting out a 6:30 last mile? Just kidding. I've kind of got to have a cool down to get my heart rate back to normal. It's not easy, making myself go slow on that last, long mile, either...

SnowLeopard said...

I do walk when I finish running for a warm down... And then some sprints if I'm up to it! :) Hee hee!