Monday- 5 miles outside with Jessica
Jessica was kind enough to get up really early and run with me. It was surprisingly not as cold out as I thought it would be. It was dark when we first started though.
Luckily, it lightened up pretty quickly. Jessica is training for a marathon so it’s been fun being her partner on training runs. I felt good until the very end and something in my quad started hurting. I’ve been foam rolling and stretching and will play it by ear.
The one thing that’s not fun when you’re running in the cold is being cold. I’m glad I have a few staples that I can wear in the winter to keep me warm. The only thing I was lacking, was an ear warmer headband. I was super jealous of Jessica’s, so I headed over to good ol’ Walmart and snatched up a headband for $1.50. Score!
I wanted to share with you a fun treadmill workout that I did on Friday. I love coming up with new treadmill workouts to keep me entertained, so throughout the winter I’ll be sharing them with you!
I call this the Pyramid Treadmill Workout
It’s simple, start with a 1 mile warmup then increase your speed by .1 every minute while increasing your time by 1 min too. In between each interval I walked(at a fast pace) for 1 minute. For example, I ran for 2 minutes at a 6.3 mph then walked for 1 minute at 4mph, then ran for 3 min at a 6.4 mph. Once you run for 5 min at 6.6mph(or whatever speed you choose) you go back down, i.e. 4 min at 6.5mph.
Does that makes sense? I hope so, now go and try it out and tell me about it=)
What are your favorite winter clothes to run in?
Do you run on the treadmill in the winter or outside?