I did a lot of treadmill running this week and it was actually GREAT! Treadmill makes my back and hip flexors stay in check.
Saturday- 5 treadmill miles. It was a rainy day and I thought maybe the soft treadmill would keep the niggles in my leg at bay. It did! It takes me awhile to get "into" a treadmill run, but once I do, I keep upping the speed. My niggles = left hip flexor and high hammy.
Sunday- 5 treadmill miles. Again, it took me about 2.5 miles to feel good and then I really started to increase the speed. I ended with 7 min miles and I felt like I could go forever! I felt the niggles a little toward the end.
Monday- 5 treadmill miles. My leg was feeling it a tiny bit but it didn't get worse so I just kept going. It felt good to run FAST!
Tuesday- Lifting at Planet Fitness. Of course I wanted to run on the treadmill again, but I was due to lift. I don't want to lose my muscles!
Wednesday- 6 treadmill miles. When it was time to bump up the speed (around mile three) I blasted music from The Book of Mormon. "I Am A Latter Day Saint" is a great song to run 7 minute miles to!
Thursday- Lifting at Planet Fitness. Nothing crazy.
Friday- 5 treadmill miles. Finished strong for the week!