16+ miles scheduled for this weekend… can’t wait to log some miles outside.
Oh, wait. “Feels like -2”.
Instead, side-by-side treadmilling was in order.
6 miles in Zone 2 + 4x 20sec hard strides
‘Red Team’ member and 30@30 All-Star, Murat, joined me at the gym on Saturday morning for a side-by-side jog. I cruised six easy miles at about 9min pace and then we hit the fancy self-propelled curve treadmills for some strides. Felt pretty good – slight hip soreness – overall pretty easy.
Highlight: Murat trying to hit the Function button on my treadmill to cycle through the Display and see my pace, and instead inadvertently hitting the PAUSE/STOP button, forcing me to restart. It was pretty funny.
10 miles w/cutdown: 7 miles in Zone 2 + 1 mile @ 7:30, 1 mile @ 7:20, 1 mile @7:10
Featuring 30@30 All-Star, Lindsay. The first seven miles were again at around 9min pace and the last three “cutdown” miles felt tiring, but strong. Very encouraging stuff.
The “Group Effect” was in full-force with these treadmill workouts. One of the reasons they are so great is that it allowed each of us to run at our own, easy/conversational pace, but still go radically different speeds from one another (see: Murat & Lindsay). So we all got in comparable workouts and were still able to stay ‘together’.
This was my last run >8miles before next Sunday’s half marathon. Getting pumped!