At least not on the treadmill (and slow is relative, people.)
Yesterday I did another 4 mile run on the treadmill. I had the boys home with me (I have them all week while Beer Geek works), so I either needed to run on the treadmill or hit the road when he came home. It was super windy out and I was afraid I’d lose my motivation, so I hit the treadmill. My plan right now is to start super slowly and then run a couple of miles at a 10:30 pace. I got the first part right – my first mile was right around 11:30. But then I kept hitting the up arrow. Again. And again. In the end, I finished four miles in 40 minutes. (Which isn’t smokin’ by any means, but means I was running closer to a 9 minute pace at the end).
And the best part? Yep, you guessed it. No pain. Whispering: I think I’m back in action!
Coming up: 2010 in review and some goals/plans for 2011. Is there a marathon in my future? Stay tuned and find out. ;o)
17 thoughts on “I can’t run slow”
pain free running rocks!
wonderful news! Hope it continues! glad you are back!
What great news! Excited to see what your 2011 plans are. 🙂
Yay for pain free running! My fast running = your slow running 🙂 Maybe someday… Looking forward to following your race plans!
Its so great when you can run pain free! That's awesome!
I am a fan of pain-free! But an 11:30? Even for me, who thinks everyone should run slower, that is just too slow.
HOORAY!!!!!!Good wishes for your next run as well! Keep it up!!
I have the same problem with treadmill speed. Due to being on the treadmill for a while now it's wearing me out! I try to start slow but then up up up goes the speed. I think I'll cover the speed button. At least I get done quicker.So glad you are pain free!!!
Way to go Speedy! I love that pain-free running…….
Yay for pain free running!I can't treadmill run without futzing with the speed. I think it's a boredom thing.
Hallelujah for pain-free running! Hope it continues!
here's to many, many, many awesome runs! and may of them be pain free!!
no pain when you're running is the best! great news that you're back in action
Yay for the pain free run!
No pain – awesome!
Yea pain free running! Looking forward to reading about your 2011 plans too.
Hooray, congrats on the pain free run!