On Thursday morning, I had the speediest outdoor run I had in a long time! As you know, over the past couple weeks I’ve been cranking up the speed but they have all be treadmill runs. In my opinion, it’s easier to run fast on the treadmill because you can just program the speed and then hang on! On the road, you have to work to keep the pace…
I was all bundled up in my fleece tights and zip up, but when I stepped outside, I realized I was SEVERELY overdressed. I went back inside and switched out the tights for shorts and the hoodie for a vest. That was much better.
I can tell whether I’m going to have an effortlessly fast run right away. I wasn’t even a block from my house and I knew I was going to be trucking. I ran almost a mile and ended up in a neighborhood adjacent to mine. I like to run the outer square of that neighborhood, which is a little more than a mile. Sometimes I like to do a loop of two of the cross streets, which is about a half mile. I quickly decided that I would do the half mile loop HARD, and then the bigger loop at just the trucking pace I had started out doing. Then I I alternated like this:
Then I ran back over to my neighborhood and added on a little extra so that it would equal a 10k. I will be honest… I purposefully picked up the pace for the end of this run!
Guys, I feel like if I can stay injury free, I may be in racing shape for the spring! But I don’t know if I really want to race… Just the thought of racing makes me have to vomit and poop!
Jelly stretched with me after...
Do you think it’s easier to run fast on the treadmill or the road?
What kind of run would you call this? Tempo? Speed work? Fartleks? A shit show?