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NRC Hill Repeat (on the Treadmill)

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Well, it snowed last night , and with freezing temperatures forcast for this morning I made the decision last night that today's run would be on the Treadmill 😁

I really didn't fancy getting out of a nice warm bed, and going out in freezing temperatures for my hill repeat run

So, instead, out of bed, Dynamics done ,

5 min warm up walk , set treadmill incline and off we go and I didn't even need to leave the bedroom 😁

This was an NRC Run , and all part of my plan to get back into the habit of 1. Running more frequently and 2. Mixing my runs up again which is something I always used to do and i know it works !

I have avoided hill workouts previously but now it's time (infact well overdue) to embrace them and a steady treadmill incline was a perfect start !

The paces (or efforts) were 45 seconds at 10k pace and recover, then 15 seconfs at Best pace .

Repeat this series 5 times !

It was tough!

And the only downside is it takes a little too long for the treadmill to wind up .

Nothing major but I would have got to pace quicker had I been outside , so this made the timings a little off the mark but close enough !

So, it was just a 21 minutes work out , but completed successfully without going out in the freezing temperatures 😁

Only problem is Garmin data is looking like nonsense and of course Garmin pace is just an average which includes recovery times at a slow jog or quick walk .

But I'm happy to go by perceived effort as always 😁

Stretches done, porridge eaten and now for a relaxing bath before work !

Happy running! 😁

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Frenc profile image
FrencGraduate10

Well done you! Don’t blame you for not wanting to go out in the snow, very sensible using the TM. You’re really racking up the NRC runs, it’s great seeing them ticked off, I need to do some different ones but I can never decide. Hope the porridge was good and drive carefully! 😊

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Frenc

Thanks Kate !I certainly prefer to run outside but I have quite a specific weather preference 🀣

And yes, some good NRC runs to mix things up 😁

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nowsterGraduate10

It's snowing here at the moment, and I'm seriously contemplating doing a run outside at lunchtime in the cold. (6Β°C actual/feels like 1Β°C).

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to nowster

It was -1 at my run time so that made up my mind 😁

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BeatlesforeverGraduate10

Nice one! πŸ‘ It's days like today that I wish I had access to a treadmill! It sounds like a great run for you today πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I love the variety that NRC offers πŸ˜ƒ

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Beatlesforever

Yes I'm enjoying mixing things up again 😁

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WillowandSolaGraduate10

All before you left the bedroom? wow! impressive, sounds like you are enjoying your treadmill πŸ˜€

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to WillowandSola

I'm certainly enjoying it when it been snowing and its -1 outside 😁

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

We had snow too!!! first snow we’ve seen this winter, and it came down thick and fast for all of 5 minutes it was 6 degrees outside so i don’t know how that works but when I checked facebook the feed was full of it’s snowing posts by local people so we didn’t imagine it 😊I always love to see snow photos here as it just hasn’t happened for last few years here

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to WillowandSola

Had a few sleet showers today and a max of 7 degrees .Forcast a little Warmer here by Sunday so might have 2 days rest now then a long run on Sunday 😁🀞

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Enjoy 😊

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Maz1103Graduate10

The benefit of the treadmill eh? !😁. I got home from work, too tired to run.... and it was snowing. Kept seeing the treadmill out of the corner of my eye so in the end thought "oh go on then "... only 20 minutes but better than 20 minutes on my backside !

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Maz1103

Absolutely !I'm so glad I bought it !

I definitely prefer outside but it's great to have the option 😁

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Maz1103Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Me too !

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Maz1103

Looking a bit better here on Sunday so maybe 2 days rest now and a long one outside on Sunday 😁🀞

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Maz1103Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

My intention to get outside too. Fingers crossed 🀞

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RoxdogGraduate10

Good plan! A run on a cosy indoor treadmill. I have to say that sudden cold weather at this time of year is a bit of a shock! Snowing on and off here and not sure I'll run tomorrow!

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Roxdog

Certainly IS a bit of a shock !My last run was shorts and t-shirt πŸ€”

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Birdlady64Graduate10

Sounds like the dreadmill is working well for you

I fully intended to run first thing this morning- even setting my cold weather kit out last night, but the reality of running in the howling wind and snow made my warm cosy bed way to comfy this morning.

I had to make do with a short walk in my slightly curtailed lunchbreak instead. The wind as I crossed the fields was ridiculous.

At least I got some more steps in for my charity step challenge.

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Birdlady64

Yes thanks , so far so good !I will always prefer outside running but my weather preference window is quite narrow 😁

So the treadmill certainly comes in handy 😁

Well done with your step challenge πŸ‘

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sparky66Graduate10

So I have a treadmill, only use it for my non run days for a speed walk before my weight training.. You say your Garmin recorded your run?

I didn't think it would, without GPS signal?

I did run on it once last year with my backdoor open (it's near thus door) it did recognise my run.. but in your bedroom?

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to sparky66

Yes, my Garmin (45s) has a treadmill option .GPS is disabled when the treadmill function is selected and the

Accelerometers within the watch calculate the distance covered based upon your stride length, stride frequency, and arm swing.

It can also be calibrated for treadmill use

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sparky66Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Ooh sounds complicated, will have to have a mess around πŸ˜…Thanks πŸ‘

And well done 🌟

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to sparky66

What Garmin are you using ?

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sparky66Graduate10

I've just got my trusty 220 forerunner, probably need an update, πŸ˜…

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to sparky66

The 220 can be used on a treadmill πŸ‘

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sparky66Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Brilliant thanks, I might just have to give it a try, especially if this icy cold,snowy weather keeps up πŸ™„

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to sparky66

Exactly 😁

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