30 seconds at 6.5 mph
90 seconds at 5mph
I ended with a 5 minute cool down at 3.5mph. This is the first speed workout I have done on the treadmill since last spring so I didn't want to push it too hard. I hope to work up to 6mph recovery and sprint speeds of 7mph, 8mph and 9mph. Running on the treadmill is much more manageable when I keep changing the speeds and/or incline. I never think more than two minutes ahead.
My treadmill run motivated me to finally get out and get some cold weather running gear. I ran over to the City Sports near my office during my lunch break. I know that winter gear is expensive so I've been putting this off. I looked around the running section for awhile but I didn't really see anything that jumped out at me. I wanted a pullover jacket that had a good cold weather rating and enough thickness to protect me from the wind.
Finally I stumbled upon a sale rack with great running jackets and vests. Since when are cold weather running items on sale in October?! Maybe this was a sales trick. On sale for $99.99 from the original $105.00... Checked the tag. Nope. $20 for the perfect pink Asics jacket! $20 for the adorable white Asics running vest! Then I saw it...
(Don't you love the bike storage?! The joys of apartment living!)
The jacket even has those great holes for your thumbs to stick into so the sleeves won't ride up!
I tried out the jacket this morning and it was great. It was around 47 degrees today and I was a bit warm after the first mile but I'll take that over being freezing cold!