It seems totally amazing that I have only 2 runs left, that I can run for 30 mins without stopping, that 2 months ago I couldn't run for a bus (well, that part is quite believable). Is this really me, who always dreaded sports day because I would traill in last in all the races to my everlasting humiliation?
Did the first run of W9 on the treadmill this morning. Initial panic because there was a notice up saying 2 of the 4 treadmills were out of action for servicing. Arrggghhh! Fortunately the other people heading in went to other pieces of equipment. Yep, did the prescribed 30 mins. It was a slog, and the thrill of being without hills that I felt last Friday soon turned to - dare I say - boredom? In the end I listened to Laura and just pushed on, reciting my mantra "I can do this" as the time passed (very very slowly). But I did it, didn't have time to try for a bit longer but I don't think it would've been very successful as I stupidly had porridge for breakfast, a bit heavy even 1 1/2 hours before running!
I was a bit disappointed in my distance, I ran further in less time outside BUT was very tired and failed 2 runs, which is why I was on the treadmill.
Stats: Incline 2%
Walk 3.5 mph
Run 3.7 - 4 mph (having run outside for the majority of the runs I keep fiddling with the controls to vary the pace, can't resist it).
Distance only 1.9 miles, tried lengthening my stride but that just threw me out of 'the zone'. "Could have done better".
I plan to do one more treadmill run and then my graduation run outside.
Hey, nearly there!