O.K. stop, I am not, nor ever have been a Treky. In fact I only saw Star Wars once. Which is amazing since my son, up until 3 weeks ago has been a huge Star Wars Lego kid. Now It's Halo.
That all has nothing to do with anything. It was just a Thursday ramble.
I ran on a treadmill for the first time today since August. My day was supposed to be just a lunch pool swim at 1000 meters to make up for Monday's mess. But as I slept I came up with the brilliant idea to do an indoor brick instead.
Put me on record for saying, " NOT A BIG FAN OF THE TREADMILL". I don't give you belt grinders enough credit.
So the plan was suit up to run with swim skins under the run shorts, take everything up stairs at the gym, do a 4 mile run, grab all my crap and transition in pool area straight into a 600 meter swim.
All of it ALMOST happened.
I got all set up as said and started running. I thought o.k. this isn't bad, my form is much smoother than my last visit on the belt and I had a good 9:40 pace going. I could tell it was like a fast jog. After mile 1, I kicked it up to an 9:00 and felt like I was working. After 2, I set it at 8:35 and held that through 3 miles where I finally caved to utter boredom. Sorry, I ran out 3.2 miles and gave in.
Grabbed my crap and headed down stairs straight through the locker room, pool side.
Crap 2 lanes taken, F it, I'm swimming in the walking lane. If they come and get pissed so be it. I transitioned in race fashion, fast and huffing. I got going and felt pretty good, I got in 18 laps or 450 meters before any lane loungers showed up.
I was respectful though I did my wall turn and headed back up. I thought screw it I'll finish 50 meters,make it an even 500 and feel good about it. No hassles, no issues.
So all in all, 4 mile run on treadmill = FAIL
600 meter swim = FAIL
Sprint distance indoor tri brick = SUCCESS.
It was way
Ill have to build up my treadmill tolerance. I can see where this will be a good tool for speed intervals with out track workout/coach.
KUDOS to any of you having to ,or choosing to do regular treadmill grinds. That's crazy.