Thursday, July 26, 2012
Day 26 - 26th July 2012
Decided to go back to the gym yesterday (Wednesday) and try some slow running on the treadmill.
I put the treadmill on hill mode and chose the highest setting. This gave a course between 9% and 15% incline. Set the speed at 6.4km/hr and started the 15 min run. The 15% was insane but with the speed so slow it was more like a fast walk than a run. Still worked hard though. No problems with the calf so this might be the way forward for a bit. Low speed/high incline.
Just pleased to have survived with the calf intact.
Tonight was a quick interval session on the windtrainer. Twenty minute warm up and then 12 x 30 seconds, 14 gear (same as Tuesday's gear) but at a lower cadence. Tried to keep it between 98 and 101 ... HR is lower (obviously) but it still felt like a good workout. Tuesday's intervals at 102(ish) make me feel like I'm gonna die on about the 8th one but I think I could have done a few more tonight ... but my dinner was calling (Jo made a gorgeous mince curry!)
Family arriving tomorrow (cousin/husband/daughter) for a week's stay so training mught go a bit pear shape but I'm hoping to keep to some sort of routine ... and not go back to eating as I was a few weeks ago.