Hills…on the treadmill

I skipped my long run this weekend (for no good reason) so I really needed to get my run in today. The weather here is pretty crappy – 39 with drizzle – and I’m a big sissy when the temps dip below 50 so I decided I would get up this morning and head to Anytime Fitness. As if on cue, that little voice in my head came up with about 1000 reasons not to go but I fought them all off. I reasoned with that little voice that I would just get dressed, go to the gym and if I only felt like walking on the treadmill that’s what I would do. Aha! that at least got me out the door!

Once at the gym I started my warm-up walk and decided that I would follow the same run/walk interval I did last week (5:30/1:00) and during the first run interval I decided I would add a little ‘hill’ work to the run by increasing the incline to 2.0 for the last 30 seconds of each run interval. It wasn’t terribly difficult but it added another layer to the workout which helped the time go by more quickly.

I actually covered another .48 if you count the warm-up and cool down 🙂


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