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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Thursday on the treadmill

We decided to head to the gym for our run this evening due to the heat. It has been in the 80s here with 100% humidity. The humidity alone was enough to wreck havoc on my allergies this morning. I almost didn't go to work.

So needless to say, I knew we weren't running outdoors. I wasn't even sure how I would do indoors. We originally planned on running on the treadmill for an hour, with the idea that if we wanted to stop sooner we could.

I ended up not doing any routine at all , just running when it felt right and walking when it didn't. After 11 minutes on the treadmill I realized that i really had to go to the bathroom and it wasn't something I could forget about , as I thought earlier. So I stopped the machine and headed downstairs to the bathroom. As a result I lost 2 minutes off my workout time.
Those first 11 minutes I had only gone .7 miles, so I wasn't going very fast at all.
I got back on and reset my machine for the remainder of the workout. I was trying to watch tv while on the treadmill, which I obviously haven't mastered since I kept feeling I like I was going to fall of the machine. I settled in and ran for a while and then got tired and walked. This went on and on. About 25 minutes in to the second segment of my workout, my husband asked how it was going. I said I didn't think I wanted to be there an hour, so we decided to switch to 45 minutes. The last ten minutes I tried a few short segments at a fast speed and the would settle into a steady run. Overall I think it went well, I much prefer running outside , but I doubt that will happen often unless I run in the early morning.

Total time 42 minutes
Total distance 2.7 miles

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