I quickly told myself "You do what You HAVE TO DO Anita." It was not an option. RUN. Do not entertain any other thought. Just RUN. No excuses. RUN.
When I got to the gym I signed up for the INCLINE Class. Before the class I did abs and upper body. The Incline class was pretty cool only it didn't run a full hour. I could barely get a mile in and I would accidentally hit the pause button and shut down my TM. UGH. I was getting so irritated with myself and the TM because it would not start back up and everyone was in a rhythm but me! The instructor gave me her TM and once my legs followed her instructions the sweat started to pour! Unfortunately the class only gave me 5.5 miles so I hit track to top off my 8 miler.
Tim Hortons was the direction my car headed as I pulled out of the gym. Coffee..oh sweet nectar from the gods!
Next Thursday is the launch day for our running club. Husky Roadrunners! I am coaching the Intermediate group which is 10-12 minute miles. Anyone can join, for 40$ you get a club running shirt, coaching, a group run once a week and your registration to HA5K!
I am really looking forward to the group. I have about 5 people in my group, it is actually the smallest of the 4 groups!
Hmm..I think I should throw a training tip out there...
A lot of my running buddies are die hard outdoor runners. I have Michigan running friends who have not ran outside for 2 years and this year that all changed.
- Adjust the incline on TM to 1 to 2 percent at your regular pace
- Or adjust the speed by 10-15 seconds to make up the lack of wind resistance you might get while running outside.
- Adjust your speed as you feel fatigued on the TM. Often times runners get injured because they let the belt move them and do not change their speed when they are tired. This adds stress to your joints and if you are prone to plantar fasciitis TM running can enhance that condition.
- If you have to hold on then you should slow down!