Thursday, February 07, 2008

Back row treadmill, please

This morning at the gym (I made it- on time!) I warmed up with some hill work and then a mile before trying..... the backwards run. If I'm going to do a whole mile backwards in six weeks I figured I should give it a shot. I set the speed at 2.5mph at first and that was a little too slow, I did a WHOLE tenth of a mile at 3 mph. They've set approximately 20 minutes as the race time so I'm going to try to go that pace. The tenth of a mile wasn't tough at all, I think I could have done more, but it definitely uses different muscles and with circuit class tomorrow I decided to keep it short and sweet for this morning. The balls of my feet got hot, though, since I didn't really put my heels down at all, and I think my calves will likely get sore very quickly. They may even be sore after just today.

Fresh start. It's all good. Oh, and I don't want to show preferential treatment to Cutie, here's the rest of the family. They just make my life the best!


tri-mama said...

your little ones are growing so fast! that sounds like an interesting workout-a whole new way to dreadmill

IronMatron said...

Running backward. Hmmm. I would do a face plant, I just know it. I sometimes do face plants on the treadmill just running normally!
The fam. looks like a snuggly and happy one!