I hate to run.
It's totally different when I'm on a tennis court chasing after a ball, though.
But to just run (or in my case, jog) on a treadmill?
I'd rather reduce stress on my joints and do the elliptical instead.
Problem was, about a month ago, I was on the elliptical, and then just. didn't. want. to use it. anymore.
So how else was I going to get any pretense of cardio if not for the treadmill?
So I started out with walking for 30 mins.
Then I jazzed it up: 5 mins walk, 5 mins jog, for half an hour.
Then I extended it: 5 mins walk, 5 mins jog, for one hour.
Then I increased the duration: 5 mins walk, 10 mins jog, for one hour.
Then 15 mins jog (~3 "sets" in an hour)
Then 20 mins jog (~2 sets in an hour)
The walks are at the 3.0 (mph?) setting, and jogs at 3.5
I usually increase the jog rate to 4.0 and 4.5 right at the end, just before cooldown.
I had worked up to making more and more of the jog allocation to be at 4.0 speed.
Would be nice to say it's still the case... unfortunately things over these past two weeks have derailed me... and the last time I was there, my feet weren't happy with the jogging, so I switched back to the elliptical. Thankfully, I was able to use that machine without feeling like I was going to die of boredom.
Haven't hit the gym since Monday.
I do hope to get my hour's worth of workout today, sometime!!
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