Remember when I said I hated treadmills?? Well I conquered that fear today :)
I had a 6K recovery run scheduled for today and I did it on the TREADMILL!! My day was going bad in every aspect when I woke up to rain and I had the busiest morning ever. I even had to do a Starbucks run after drinking my tea (David's Tea: Coffee Pu'erh). I was dreading this run so much that I waited until the last possible second as I was afraid all the treadmills were going to be taken! Sam and I went down to the gym and I complained the whole way. Finally, I was ready for this run and I looked at Sam and to my surprise, we were wearing the same clothes! ha ha ha
This made me laugh so much and it made the run even better :) By the way, this is the shirt from the Scotiabank Waterfront Half-Marathon that we ran in September!! You can also see part of our gym at work! This is a bonus as we don't have to go to an outside gym!!
Here are my stats from my Polar RS200. It was a bit off from the treadmill so I continued to 3.75 miles as per the treadmill.
Avg. pace: 6.13/km
I have to admit that I downloaded a new song this morning before leaving for work as I knew I would need some pep in my run and when it came on, I was on fire :) I even did a fist pump in the mirror cause I was that excited!! ha ha I know you must think I am such a weirdo but I don't need much for encouragement :) In case you are wondering, the song was: Firework by Katy Perry. Once in a while, I will have these songs that ignite the fire under my toes and I run stronger and faster when I hear it :) For the longest time, it was Nickleback - Animal.
I need more of these songs! Tell me, what songs brings that little extra something during your run?
Stay tuned tomorrow for my first hill training update!! Remember this: