Ok now I know I'm an addict. My ankle felt better and I really missed running the last few days so I decided to give the treadmill a go. Downloaded Sami and off I went. Run 1 - walk for 5 mins, run for 10, walk for 1, and repeat run and walk 3 more times - simples. Set my speed at 6.5mph and off I ran leaving the gremlins behind. Run 1 went well no pain from my ankle and only slightly wobbly due to Labrynthitis which is dragging on. The music was good but variable volume and Sami is a lot quieter than Laura. I dropped the remote bent down to pick it up and the safety switch stopped the treadmill - probably a good thing.
Restarted the treadmill and my minute was up and it was time to run again. Second lot completed feeling really good but a bit out of breath. Third ten minutes was hard I got to the end but the head gremlins caught up and started you've only run 35 mins in the past, you can't make it. So I dropped the speed to 6mph took an extra 20 seconds and set off for the last ten minutes. I made it for 4 mins and thought I can manage another 2, then another 2, then 1 then up to 7mph and finish in style
So what did I learn - my ankle is fine for running on a treadmill, labrynthitis gets better as you run, my new running undershorts with anti-chaffe cream stops the chaffing, it took me a longer time to get my heart rate back down but I feel fantastic.
5miles in total with over 4miles in the 40 mins.
Really glad I did it and looking forward to the next one. Not all good though as my ankle really complained when i was stretching afterwards.