Thursday, May 7, 2009

Jimbo sets PR on treadmill

I didn't plan this, but this evening ended up doing a half-marathon on a treadmill.

I'm on the road this week, and as I normally do when I travel, I try to make sure I do at least a 30 minute workout.

As hotel exercise rooms go, this was a good one, the treadmills were decent, (they even had those little fans that keep you cool). I hit quick start, and was thinking 3 or 4 miles would do at a very steady 11-12 minute pace, with the occasional walk. As the miles ticked away, it just felt right, so I kept going. The "quick start" function finishes at 99 minutes - by that time, I had done 8.6 miles. That was when I decided to do 4.5 more and get to 13.1 - so I started the dreadmill again and did the next 4.5 in 41:50 - a not too shabby 9:17 pace. If my sums are right, that means I did a half in 2:20:50.

I can't see too many more treadmill half marathons in my future, so this record may stand for a while.

I wish I had lubed up the nips tho'.........

How can you not move to this one? I think it first came out in 1980. I actually found myself doing the skippy dance thing that Madness do - works well on a treadmill.

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