Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Feeling like a hamster.
Yesterday I tried decided to workout on the treadmill. The last time I recall using one was back in 2000 when I was working at MEMC. My and my roommate John used to go over to the company gym after work to play basketball and workout. As I remember it, trying to run on the treadmill was horrible compared to actually running. I felt like my legs were slamming into the machine and trying to stay at the speed of the machine just didn't work. I swore off treadmills then. However, yesterdays experience was great. The machine was brand spanking new (as are almost all the machines there) and was very easy to use. I ran a great 30 minutes, plus 5 minute cooldown. Adjusting the speed and incline was a snap. It even calculated my heart rate. I will be back on the treadmill frequently, at least until the weather is better so I can run around the lake! The only bad part was seeing my pace. A 10 minute mile used to be easy. Even four years ago, the last time I was in a running routine, I was running under 10 minutes pretty easily. The damn machine said I was running at a 13 minute mile today. Now that I've been at it around a month and feeling ok within running, I'd better start working on my speed.