Thursday, February 2, 2012

Road test....

  So I sucked it up an went out for a run on the roads today. This was my first road run since Oct 21st! I have dropped a dozen pounds and logged nearly 500 treadmiles in between! Here's what I learned; It is really a trip for the first few minutes on the road...running on the 'mill you are stationary but outdoors moving forward....it's kind of a vertigo feeling but it's amazing how fast you adapt back to running the roads.
  I learned that the treadmill can and will make you strong! I could not for the life of me run at recovery pace-11:30's-10:15's-no, I found myself running comfortably and with ease...I have been working on form while on the TM and it seems to be paying off.
  I'll not over do!! If weather permits I will go out again next week. I remembered today that I live in hill country...my route was W south which is hilly! So I will keep running and slowly transition to the roads. I remembered that motorists are inattentive and it's dangerous out there! 4.1 miles of hills in 40:34! Peace!
 

2 comments:

Marlene said...

Glad the first run outside was a success! Definitely make the transition carefully. Must have felt good to have the wind and fresh air on your face!

Jill said...

YAY for the outside run! The treadmill is great when it's needed but nothing beats the fresh air, huh? :)

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