Thursday, June 11, 2009

Triathlon Training Day 54: 5K run on Treadmill + Ab Ripper X

Another long day but I was able to make it to the gym. I'd really like to run outside but it was 97 degrees today and the Heat Index was 104 degrees -- Good Times!

So, I hit the gym and set the Treadmill for the 5K Loop. Since I am still a Treadmill newbie as well as a RPE newbie I am never sure how fast to start out. I set the treadmill at 6.6mph and gradually bumped it up during the run. The one thing I like about the Treadmill is that it really seems to promote longer stride lengths which is a good thing! I ended up finishing the 3.1 miles at 8.6 mph and my time was 25:49. I keep getting stronger at the runs and even though I still don't love running it isn't as bad as it used to be.

Tomorrow is a swim day and I think I can pick my bike up from the LBS.

Thanks for Reading,



  1. As always, nice time on the run. I wanted to do a run today, but all the "good times" at the amusement parks finally caught up with me. I crashed when I got back to the hotel.

    Have a good swim tomorrow. I will be traveling to Alaska so I will catch up with you after I get settled in there.