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Dreadmill tips request.
Just completed 30 mins to test out the instrument of torture for the first time.
I know about 1.5% elevation to mimic the road. Also the tip about towel over display to hide time to go is good. Like the turbo, time certainly goes slower. I am lucky in that I am able to run in the conservatory and watch tv, although perhaps snooker is only partially better than counting bricks in the wall!
Are there any other tips to make sessions useful, tollerable, mimic road conditions etc?
Keir wrote (see)
Dreadmill tips request. Are there any other tips to make sessions useful, tollerable, mimic road conditions etc?
How about turning round and running backwards - different muscle set and different view?
Also, what about getting your kids to push some large cars and lorries alongside the treadmill and occasionally throw a bucket of water over you?
B&B - Good luck with the new house. Looking forward to getting my P&D book for Xmas - I'll have a bit of catching up to do! I've generally been trying to increase my weekly milage
CC2 - Are you over your ill spell yet and back to normal?
Jane - I'm on a Mac too and I think it might be an operating system issue. The version of Safari I use is 4.1 adn that one has the problems using this forum where al the tools to do quotes etc are missing. Hence why I always use Firefox instead. What's your long run like at the moment - how far are you going/pace?
No running today for me - a bit knackered from last night. Gonna make it out for another 14/15 miler tomorrow at some stage. Would prefer doing it in daylight as running at night all the time is a bit depressing.
Hi Jane and hello again Pipes.
Keir - Look on the bright side even though the treadie is dull at least running is possible in all conditions.
11.65 miles for me this afo after work. 3 lots of 1 mile easy 2 miles hard then last 2.5 warm down(no choice could n't run any quicker,more of that in a minute). Splits as follows: 8:07, 6:35, 6:36, 8:29, 6:35, 6:39,9:35(uphill),6:31(downhill, should have been quicker but tummy rumbling), 7:25(uphill tummy still rumbling), 8:57,8:58,5:25(last little bit), made it home and rushed past OH and kids to pay a visit. Happy with even pacing and making it home.
That 56 for the week, only slight concern is tight left achilles which i've had for a few weeks but it does n't seem to be getting worse and not causing problems when running.
New shoes arrived today so will take out tomorrow on recovery run.
Welcome Neil, I'm on 3:16:21 from abo last year, thinking back from the previous incarnation of this thread there was someone else on 3:15:xx. I take it you do a lot of treadie running this time of year. There are a few of us who have recently embraced the delights of treadie running due to the crappy weather.
Welcome ON. 30km on Dreadmill! You must be totally mad. You will fit in well here.
Cheers for the tip AC. I like the idea of strides on it. I don't really bother with these normally, but they could well break up the session. Will use elevation as well to break things up and looking forward to tempo runs and intervals with the Tready setting the pace and only having to follow.
However why kms? I do everything in miles normally. In fact, as the Tready is all in mph I am trying to work out the mph speed equivilant for every time between 8.45 - 6.30 min pace. Anyone done this already?Mph not available on McMillian.
But eyes closed running and picturing race situation is bound to end in me getting too excited and running over the front of the mill. However certainly a better tip than Lorenzos!
Nice speed sess there BB. Still looking good, if the bowels hold out! Do you know much about the Glos course? From memory, reading posts last yr. I think it is a few laps of different circuits, but fairly flat. Its my home ground.
Jane, I havent forgotten to add your Marathon targets to the list. Just waiting for B&B to tidy it up first, so I can annoy him again!
Really looking forward to a cheeky long one early tomorrow morning.
Good luck Speedy and any other racers.
Keir - Info a bit sparse about Gloucester, seems a bit low key, but gleened a bit of info from the thread , it's a 4 mile loop then 3 x 7mile loops followed by the last mile or so. Last year they handed out 3 wrist bands that you take off after every lap to keep track. You don't fancy it as it's your home ground.
Pipe, with 2 x sub 3 marathons i'm sure you'll have some good input. Interesting that your LSR's were at 8.35 pace and without any MP in them. What sort of speedwork did you do in a typical week and did you do some kind of speedwork each week?
Speedy - so a Turkey based prize then ! Have a good race even though you aren't racing if you know what I mean!
OsloNeil - a 3.10 target seem like a realistic goal to go for. There are a few others with that target time if you check THE LIST! If you give us the date we'll get you on ther.