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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Another year! Another chance to make gains in many aspects of my life. Things were so quite on my walk to the gym this AM:) It was great! There was just enough frost to give everything a little shine to it:)
Since there was no SWEAT class today and I really did not feel like lifting, I decided to run:) I remember running the last few years on Jan. 1st and thinking that it would be a great way to start the year!
2.75 total on the treadmill.
I did something new to prevent me from losing my mind but also to push myself:) It was a good one!
Warm up 5 minutes 4.5 incline 6
Then run the rest of the mileage left to hit one mile inline 1.0 and speed 6.0-6.5
walk incline 6.5 speed 4.5 for .25
Run .75 incline 1 speed 6.5-7
walk incline 7 speed 5 for .25
Run.75 incline 1 speed 7
cool down
It was fun and I was a hot, sweaty mess by the time it was over:) Thinking I am going to try this again Sunday. I liked the idea of starting the second mile where the first left off. Negative splits:) I also found this type of running more manageable than racing against my Garmin:) I get so stressed when I see the time increase on my Garmin, this way I can really control how fast I go.

Any thoughts on this for those that run? Do you prefer the road or treadmill? I love running outside and really could not fathom running long periods of time on the treadmill:)

Getting the pups out a little later also:)
6/2500 miles for the year!
Happy NEW YEAR!!!
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RAINEMARIE214 1/2/2014 12:07PM

    I like the treadmill for my short week-day runs, but I've always preferred outside for longer runs - generally anything over 5 miles. But I also hate running in the cold, and I recently did 7 miles on the treadmill. Surprisingly it wasnt that bad!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 1/1/2014 3:26PM

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BIGPAWSUP 1/1/2014 2:49PM

    I'm a road side runner. However, I don't look at my time and speed until I'm done. Lately, I've been leaving my stop watch at home so I CAN'T see my time until I"m done. It seems to help me.

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GETSTRONGRRR 1/1/2014 11:17AM

    In my marathon days I ALWAYS ran outdoors...even on snowy days up in Boston....I loved it.

I trained 4 days/week, and to make sure I got out each training day, I took away all my excuses. Too cold...I bought cold weather gear. Too dark.....I bought night gear. Too rainy....I bought water resistant gear. Rain, sun, snow, heat, or cold, I had the gear to overcome any excuse.

9 months after starting my program, I ran my first marathon!

Here's to a record setting 2014!!

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CFMOSS 1/1/2014 10:32AM

    Here's to a great year. You're making amazing progress on your annual miles already. Wow. Happy New Year.

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