Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Treadmill Work

Looking for something new to do on the 'mill, I came up wit this...and enjoyed it.

Start at a comfy pace. Every 1/2 mile (or .50 on your 'mill) pick it up .5 mph. So, if you start at 4mph, you'll run that pace for 1/2 mile and then take it to a 4.5 for the next 1/2 mile. Continue adding .5mph every 1/2 mile. I ran 5 miles this way. It's a great way to get a nice warm up jog in and then push it a bit at the end. This is also helpful to practice negative splits...which is a fancy way of saying you get faster as you go.

Oh, if taking it up .5mph at a time is a bit stressful, try just taking it up .2 or .3 mph at a time.

Try it out.

1 comment:

LeeAnn and Boys said...

I liiiiiikkkkkkeeee this. It keeps things interesting and helps get the aches and creaks out (jeezzz I'm 29!)