Thursday, June 26, 2008

Treadmill versus Road Running - and Gym Workouts

Followed up a day of road running with a treadmill day. Running on the road versus running on a treadmill is incredibly different. My Nike+ ipod even thinks so because it doesn't agree with the treadmill speed. I can knock out 6:20 miles all day on a treadmill, but running on the road I struggle to hit 7:45 miles. I know that putting the treadmill on an incline of 1 - 1.5 better simulates actual road conditions. I actually love treadmills for interval training and working up an intense sweat. I also find treadmills great for conditioning and cardio. I mean crank it up to 10.0 or higher and what are you gonna do? Stop? Nah, run till you can't and back it down till you are ready to go again.

Anyways, did arms two days ago. Joined LA Fitness yesterday. They have a pool to help with my triathalon training. I did a shoulder and leg workout yesterday. Not too sore yet, but it feels good to be back in the gym again. I'm taking my life and body back.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Past Few Runs have Rocked

I've been running pretty hard and am happy about it. Put in 4 miles 2 nights ago, running down Tuscawilla. Ran on the treadmill yesterday. Jacked the speed .1 every 30 seconds...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Back to Back 5k training runs

So I picked two random spots on my way home from work the past two nights and did layed down some nice 5k training runs. I am training for my first Orlando Area sprint triathalon, a soccer tournament (Sun Till Moon 6-aside) this weekend in Tampa and am trying to drop a few pounds. I quit drinking beers on weeknights and am going to get after it and start running again. I miss is hard for me to find the time to run, but I realize that is a lame excuse. I have run 5k's in under 21 minutes competitively but did these two training runs in 25 mins each. Pretty slow, but one day was raining and the other was typical Orlando summer heat of 94 degrees.

I hope to play for two teams in Tampa despite the brutal heat.