The treadmill continues to be a huge success. I jumped on last night and ran 3.17 miles at about 8:45 pace. Best part was running the second mile at 7:30 pace. I am going to keep doing these progression runs as I'm shooting for 7 min miles in the next 4 weeks.
Mrs Running Schlub had a Pump class last night and when she was done she called and asked if I was up for a quick run. More running? How would my knee hold up? Of course I said yes!! We jumped on the sidewalk and away we went. My goal was to pace her about 11 min for the first mile, about 10:20 from 1 mile to 1.5 mile, then drop below 10 for the last half mile. We just about nailed it, she felt really good about her run and I felt amazing because I have been telling her to let me pace her for a few weeks now. Another takeaway was how much the treadmill is helping her speed. She is really seeing some great improvements from the treadmill as well.
Honestly, some tightness in my ITB, but not to the severity that I usually feel. I am still icing, stretching, and massaging throughout the day. Starting today I begin my strengthening exercises. We will see how this goes.
Do any of you double up on your exercises/runs? How much time do you usually try to space them out if you are pulling double duty?
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!