Treadmill This MorningSo lately I've been trying to get an additional hour or so of sleep when Teri gets up at 5. It usually doesn't work, between her getting ready and the dog all hyped up, I usually just lay there frustrated that I can't sleep. So this morning I got up at 5 with her and headed to the gym. (What? 4 days in a row John?) As I'd been on the bike and in the pool this week, I hit the treadmill. One of the things I'm trying to accomplish is going beyond the limits set in our Triathlon (12.4m bike, 1.9m run, 1,000yd swim) so that when we do each event, it feels like a sprint. So ideally I'd like to be doing between 15 - 20 miles on the bike, 3 - 4 miles on the treadmill and 1,500 - 2,000 yards in the pool. It'll take me awhile to get there, but I think the reasoning is sound. Comments?
So I got on the Treadmill this morning and stretched, then started the belt. As I warmed up, I increased the speed up to about 4.4 MPH at some point. I ended up doing 3 miles in 42:03 . . . or 14:01 mile pace. I feel good about that. My knee is still sufficiently messed up that I don't want to run yet. Although I think by the time I DO feel comfortable running, I should be able to eek out a 12:00 mile . . .