First things first. I had an awesome run today. It was my longest and fastest by far since my ankle injury.
in fact, it was so awesome I am convinced the treadmill I was on malfunctioned. See below for more sensationalized details.
At the gym this morning I did my usual dynamic rehab and core. In spite of having a bit too much to drink last night and not getting enough sleep my workout was quite reasonable. Nice.
But I was pouring sweat for some reason. My gym really has very few fans come to think of it and I am hopping around a ton doing my rehab session so maybe it's just normal.
Core was average/normal as was my commute so let's talk treadmill run.
I felt AMAZING. So amazing that I am convinced the treadmill had me running downhill even though the display said I was on flat ground.
I started out at 7:30 thinking I would leave it there but it was so damn easy I started speeding up the pace every couple of minutes. AND THE EFFORT BARELY GOT ANY HARDER. So I just kept on going. The last 10 minutes I clicked the pace up every minute and the last three minutes I clicked it up every 30 seconds and I finished doing 5:30 for the last 60 seconds.
That pace should be quite hard for me but today it was just a moderate effort. I was absolutely floating along.
I have been doing lots of fast feet stuff in my rehab sessions and running stairs one at a time, could this be helping my foot speed? Some perhaps but this much?
I tried to adjust the incline up at first because it felt so easy and I got an error on the display. I tried eyeballing the belt to see if I was going downhill and it did not seem obvious but I felt like I was almost falling forward so who knows. The entire run the display said I was on flat ground. Maybe I just had a Chi Running moment. :)
Anyway, I am stoked. Time to run outdoors! Finally!
|Body Weight||7:00 AM - 179 lb.|
12:00 PM - 179 lb.
|Time of Day||rehab - 5:30 AM|
core - 6:00 AM
elliptical trainer - 12:00 PM
treadmill run - 12:20 PM
|Weather||70, sunny the 2nd half of the day, dry, calm|
treadmill - flat(?)
|Time||elliptical trainer - 20 min|
treadmill - 30 min
|Distance||treadmill - 4.4 miles|
|Pace||elliptical trainer - ramped up to 160 rpm pretty quick and held it there|
treadmill - 6:49 (started at 7:30, finished at 5:30)
|Equipment||rehab/core - Brooks Green Silence|
elliptical/treadmill - Brooks Launch
commute - Raleigh Mojave 8.0, Garmin Edge 500