Right?How is it only Tuesday?
I am uncertain I could do 20 miles on a treadmill. But, you know, I haven't tried. Haha.I have been a wimp lately and have moved indoors to the treadmill, which even included a 20 miler.
My favorite parts so far are analyzing how I am going to manage my long runs on weekends we are traveling. I have a 12 mile run scheduled when we are up in Sonoma and that is going to be amazing, I am sure of it!I'm betting you stay pretty excited about that db plan... I've found mine to be full of new accomplishments that I end up feeling really proud of, even if I dreaded them before I started them.
Looks great. Remember while I give a pace window, effort wins the day. So this is a prime example. While you had only 1/3 actually in window, I'd bet you'd say the downhill and uphill felt more like 11:32. That's the key part. It's ok to be slightly fast and slightly slow on some miles as long as you still feel the effort was the same throughout.Plan: 3 Miles @ EB 11:34 (+/- 10 seconds)
Actual: 3.05 Miles @ 11:32 average
Splits: 11:09 (downhill), 11:59 (uphill), 11:32 (flat)
I'd skip it. Strides are such a brief burst of speed that I'm not sure I'd recommend doing them on the treadmill. They serve a fairly minimal benefit, so don't feel like you're missing anything if you have to skip it on a treadmill. There is no pace associated with the strides rather just a short uptick and downtick in pace.Question about Strides -- has anyone done them on a treadmill and is that a lot harder than doing them outdoors?
I want to say that I did. I have been focusing on what the effort feels like and my breathing while running.It's ok to be slightly fast and slightly slow on some miles as long as you still feel the effort was the same throughout.
The main reason for my question was to determine where/when to do my run tomorrow. It's still super dark in the morning so running outside on a 4 mile path wouldn't be ideal. I might see if the middle school near me has their track open that early. Or I would move it to the evening after work, but I feel like I am really good at bailing on planned afternoon runs.I'd skip it. Strides are such a brief burst of speed that I'm not sure I'd recommend doing them on the treadmill. They serve a fairly minimal benefit, so don't feel like you're missing anything if you have to skip it on a treadmill. There is no pace associated with the strides rather just a short uptick and downtick in pace.
I am sure that once I am training for Dopey in the future that I will be BFFs with my rest days. Haha. The 4 Santa's have been a headache more than anything. I tell her that she can only ask Santa for one present and we get the rest but because she got taken to the first Santa by her grandparents and not to our knowledge we didn't have the "What are you going to ask Santa for Christmas" pep-talk and she has changed her mind about what she originally wanted.Awesome that you are keeping your run streak even on rest days, not sure I could do that. I take my rest days seriously lately with Dopey training. The Christmas card photo is perfect, truly a modern day Rockwell. I give you props for 4 Santa's. This sounds bad I'm sure but I am actually glad my kids are older and we don't have to visit with Santa anymore, although they sure do still request gifts from the Big guy.
I was hoping you would pop and say something because I think I have seen that you have done Strides on the treadmill. It's not that I want to or have to do them on the treadmill, I just need to figure out when to schedule them in and mornings at the gym just work better. But I think I am going to just suck it up and do them outside when I can. Thanks!I'm kinda out of pocket right now but my ears perked up at this question. So quick answer is strides are harder on a treadmill. My technique is I don't look down at the clock but I press the increase pace button every second or two for like however many I randomly decide and then back down. I know I end up bursting faster outdoors. I try to look forward because I tend to drift if I look down (it's not a screen high up near my face, so yours may vary)
But yeah, outside is so much easier and more in the spirit of the workout.
We have never been to Legoland, but we have thrown around the idea of going before. Then someone told me that for the price you should just go to Disneyland, and it's only an hour north of Carlsbad, if that. So we will probably go to Disneyland the day before the race to celebrate my b-day and my DD's b-day that will be a few weeks before. #becausedisneylandSounds like a great hotel find for the race. Will you be celebrating at Legoland when all done?