If you remember, I got a new treadmill for Christmas. I used it a ton during the winter as it was cold, I was pregnant, and I just didn't want to be outside. Now that the weather is better and the baby is here, I still am using it every week to supplement my weekly workouts. And I still love it! (Well, maybe not as much as EMZ loves her treadmill, but I like it a lot.)
Yesterday I had planned on running at the park and doing a long trail run, but time slipped away from me and I didn't get to. I thought I would do the run this morning, but when I woke up it was pouring outside. Ugh! Nevermind. So, I decided to give it a go on my treadmill using all the incline features. I chose a challenging workout that was supposed to take me 1 hour, would get me somewhere around 5 miles, and would burn like a zillion calories. This workout was no joke. After a short warmup the incline started and progressed basically every couple of minutes. It just kept inclining and inclining and went all the way up to 12% THREE times!!! I was barely jogging at that speed, but I was trying. And I was dripping sweat everywhere! I had hoped to start the program over at the end of the hour to get in 9 total miles, but I was wiped out at the end of that mile and had only made it 4.28 miles. Dude, if I plan on doing this whole trail running thing, I might have to use the incline features on the treadmill more. Which will totally suck, but sure will make me a better runner.