Typically, I reserve my treadmill for my shorter, weekday runs. I run three to four miles, three days a week on the treadmill while watching programs on my DVR. Alternatively, I normally choose to run my long runs outside on the weekends.
This weekend, however, I did my seven mile run on the treadmill. **gasp**
I know it sounds dreadful, and I will not lie to you, it was not the best run I have ever had. But the important thing is I completed the seven miles. And hubby was able to hang with me the whole run this time, albeit on the couch. He did hop up to hand me a banana around mile four and to write down my splits for me since I could not track them on my Garmin 305.
The total time was 70:15 (1 hour, 10 minutes, 15 seconds) with an average pace of 10:02 per mile. That is a little below my race pace, but I feel more comfortable running at that speed. I may need to readjust my goal time for the half marathon. It is hard to judge what you are going to run when you have never run that distance before.
I am also proud to report that I have had no further back pain. After subbing cross training for a three mile run last Tuesday, and taking Wednesday off to ice, I have been training in keeping with my regular schedule. I even did Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred (Level 2) on Sunday, in addition to my usual housework. It was quite the
Here is what I have planned this week: