#Janathon Day 7 – Curvy Roadrunners’ Treadmill workout from hell.

Day 7!!!!

wpid-wp-1420631765533.pngAs you can see from my wonderful image to the left, it was cold out today when I went to work out (though, this was actually taken AFTER I worked out.)

These are the sort of temperatures I faced in upstate NY.

I left upstate NY.  In fact, one of the key reasons I left upstate NY, was the fact that we had temperatures like this regularly in the winter, and I don’t really like these temperatures.    With that in mind, today was obviously going to be an indoor workout.

Up at 5:30 AM, and off to LA Fitness! I had decided that Wednesdays should be my speed-work day.    Going on the  treadmill isn’t going to change this.  That means its time for:


This one is a favorite.. and by favorite I mean painful.  Effective, but painful.

I started with a brief warm up, and then reset the treadmill so it wouldn’t cut down my average speed. 🙂  (Insert the song “You’re So Vain” as the background music here)

Then the fun began:

6.0 mph – 1 minute
6.5 mph – 1 minute
7.0 mph – 1 minute
7.5 mph – 1 minute
8.0 mph – 1 minute
8.5 mph – 1 minute
9.0 mph – 1 minute    <————-OMG THIS IS FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8.5 mph – 1 minute
8.0 mph – 1 minute
7.5 mph – 1 minute
7.0 mph – 1 minutewpid-20150107_063434.jpg
6.5 mph – 1 minute
6.0 mph – 1 minute

Sigh.. Next one.

6.0 mph – 1 minute
6.5 mph – 1 minute
7.0 mph – 1 minute
7.5 mph – 1 minute
8.0 mph – 1 minute
8.5 mph – 1 minute  <—— This seemed much faster this time.  9.0 simply wasn’t happening.
8.0 mph – 1 minute
7.5 mph – 1 minute
7.0 mph – 1 minute
6.5 mph – 1 minute
6.0 mph – 1 minute
6.0 mph – 1 minute — To bring it to 3 miles even.

You can’t get faster, without running faster.  I was actually pretty pleased that I hit the 9 mph the first time, considering  this is only my 7th day back as a regular runner.  By the end of the month, both cycles will be up to 9, and I can start the journey toward pushing it the upper limit to 10 mph!



I run, because I am a runner. Having realized that I have always "been a runner" - even when I went years with out running, I am learning how it has integrated itself in all aspects of my life. When I started running in highschool, my perspective on life changed. Funny that I didn't realize how much it had affected it until just recently.

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4 comments on “#Janathon Day 7 – Curvy Roadrunners’ Treadmill workout from hell.
  1. Ice_Badger says:

    this seems terrifying!!

    I hate treadmills and refuse to run inside ever (although it rarely gets as cold as that here) I just have so many mental pictures of it all going wrong and me flying off the back and / or face planting the treadmill in a spectacular you tube worthy disaster!

    so I am doubly impressed with both the speed and the fact that you went on a treadmill with no death!

    • Robinson says:

      I do understand that fear. I actually won’t run on a treadmill unless there IS room to go flying off the back. My wife proposed my treadmill being setup where a book case was right up against the back, but I couldn’t do it as I had visualizations of falling and then being stuck – can you imagine the road rash from a treadmill going on and on and on while you screamed for help?

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