Part Treadmill, Part Road Run

The first half of today's run was a hot and humid one outside. After a two mile warm up at 10:31/mi. pace, my goal was to run 800's at 9:30/mi., but I only reached 9:41 and 9:45/mile for the first two 800's. I wondered if it was the just the heat slowing me down.

So after four miles, I finished my run in my air conditioned house. My pace for the last four 800's was 9:09, 8:32, 8:32 and 8:09. I finished with a 10:00/mile. I had a good eight mile run today - felt good the whole time.

Pre-run: 1/2 PB & J sandwich
During run: Powerbar electrolyte drink
Post-run: chocolate milk


  1. Smart to head inside!

    I have a question for you...on my 8 mile run yesterday my knees were just killing me for the last 2-3 miles. I've had trouble before on and off - saw a sports doctor who believed it was the iliotibial band giving me trouble. So I stretch really well now after running and ice it every time. I have good shoes that are pretty new still, insoles recommended by the doctor...and I don't know what else to do. I was in so much pain that it was hard to keep going and today I am having trouble walking up the stairs. I'm so bummed because other than that the run was AMAZING! I wondered what you would recommend that I do. I had to keep stopping every 1/2 mile for the last little bit to stretch just so that I could keep going. Any suggestions? Should I go back and see the doctor? Sorry to bug you with all this - I don't really know any long distance runners in real life!!!! Thanks!

  2. Hi Rachel! I'm sorry about your knee. I was wondering how your 8 miler went.

    You probably haven't upped your mileage too much, have you? I'd google 'runner's knee pain' and I'd look into shoe types, too. I wonder if your shoes aren't right for you, but if they've been fine that might not be it. I'd stop running or doing stairwork ; ) until the pain goes away.

    And no, no, you're not bugging me! : ) I hope your knee feels better soon.

  3. That looks so much like my set up at home - fan right by the treadmill.

    Great job!

  4. The heat is a killer, isn't it. Although Connecticut heat is "cool" compared to Texas heat. Smart move heading indoors for the finale!

  5. Great runs Tina, at least you stayed cool on the second half! You are so fortunate to have a treadmill!
    Stay cool this week!

  6. sounds like it was a good idea to head inside and finish the workout strong! the heat and humidity are brutal enough on an easy day. hope the weather eases up so you don't have to spend too much time inside on the 'mill.


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