Today’s run was actually scheduled as a 3 mile run. Somewhere along the line I felt ambitious and wanted to do my “sorta long” run today and do some Yasso repeats. With my new found information regarding treadmill vs. free range running equivalents, I added more incline to my workout. I was milled, or crushed into small bits, by the treadmill today.
I started out at 1.5%. My warm up was with the treadmill speed set at 6.6mph (9:05 min/mile). That was fine but I didn’t feel ready for the repeats yet by the time mile 1 rolled around. Keeping with the 1.5% incline, I increased the speed to 8.0mph (7:30 min/mile). Although the speed of 8.0 mph was fine last week, the added incline made a huge difference in the effort. My legs were sore from the start and the added incline made the workout too hard.
After two 800 repeats I took the rest speed down from 6.6 to 6.5 hoping to recover better. But when I started back up (even with decreasing the incline from 1.5% to 1.0%) my mind had settled in as defeated. I couldn’t get my head around continuing. I finished out a 3 mile run with a total time of 25:17 and followed up with some weights.