Monday, March 17, 2008

Too Much Time on the Treadmill

This evening, I was on the treadmill for two hours and ran for the first 5 1/2 miles then walked for the next 45 minutes. I'm not sure why I kept walking but I never really got tired like I usually do. I just stopped because I still needed to eat dinner and it was getting late. Right now, I'm just waiting around before heading to the airport to pick up my son who is returning from a school trip to mainland China. I would have been a fun trip to go on. I still haven't found new shoes and the soles of my feet are letting me know that their still needed. I need to try and find a pace that will just get me to 5k. This evening, I increased my pace about 10% but I was still able to run way past the 5k goal. At least that is what I think I want to do. If I still have a lot of energy left at the end of the run then maybe I should've pushed myself more. Is this right? I need to talk to some runners. Maybe I should search for a training schedule on the Internet.

Unfortunately, two hours per day is probably more time than I should normally spend on the treadmill. In the past, I've spent a lot of time walking. Probably too much time. Today, I put over 30k steps on the pedometer with 17k on the treadmill. I shouldn't be spending this much time exercising.

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