11 June 2013

progression run

I was just told about a cool sounding treadmill workout by a friend. He called it a 'progression run' and the title is apt. Here is how it goes.

Start at an 8:30 pace and every mile drop the pace :15. Run for 10 miles. Your miles will look like this.

01 - 8:30
02 - 8:15
03 - 8:00
04 - 7:45
05 - 7:30
06 - 7:15
07 - 7:00
08 - 6:45
09 - 6:30
10 - 6:15

Total time - 1:13:45
Total mileage - 10 miles

At first I thought this sounded easy... I have done treadmill workouts where I increase the pace every minute for 30 minutes until I am running sub 6:00 by the end but then I realized that you are supposed to run ONE FULL MIILE at each pace before you speed up. That and I have never run on a treadmill for more than 45 minutes.

Not so easy me thinks.

I'm going to have give this a try. [Says Martin naively...]

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