Training Day: 6
Time: 26 min
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21
Weather: N/A (indoors on a treadmill)
Strength Training: Triceps
How It Felt: The run felt amazing! I upped the speed a bit and still felt fantastic, even on the small “uphills.” My strength training revealed how inferior my left tricep is to the right one. While I know that normal since I’m right-handed, I still want to work on the disparity.
Commentary: It’s crazy what a difference that inhalers makes! I felt normal again! Unless I’m doing intervals, I pick a “course” the treadmill. The screen shows you a trail or path that you’re “running” on and adjusts the incline according to terrain. Even at a faster pace, I felt strong on the steeper inclines.
The Complete Book of Running for Women reminded me to keep a 180 step per minute (SPM) pace regardless of how fast or slow you’re running. “A slow stride rate means you spend more time in the air and thus land harder… With a quicker turnover, you will land lightly, which lessens your risk of injury,” says a Ph.D quoted in the book. Seemed like sound logic to me, so I’ve upped my pace from about 150 to 180 SPM. Not sure if it’s jarring my joints less, but I do feel a lot better while running.
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