Friday, January 08, 2010
So my first week is done. I think my runs have gotten harder, in terms of feeling nauseous, but then I've been upping the intensity each time on the treadmill settings because the lower ones feel too easy. I was doing my runs on 6.2 this time and I had just had lunch. I know. So not the running's fault, all mine.
But overall I call the week a success. The only truly frustrating part is I'm burning a lot fewer calories than I would if I were using the elliptical, despite it feeling like a much harder work out.
I've tried three different podcasts now and for week one I liked Suz the best, then Nicole's and then Elisa last. They all had strengths and weakness. For Suz it was hard to hear her cues, though easy to guess what she was telling to you to do. For Nicole I liked the idea of her changing the music completely for each interval but in practice it's a little jarring. And Elisa's music, even though I liked it better and knew it better, seemed the worst match for my stride most of the time (she had a few great ones in there though). Let me know if you guys want the links for the podcasts.
I still haven't decided if I want to do some exercise today or take two days off and do the next run Sunday as planned. I may have to move it up tomorrow to make timing work next week.