I went running last night on our treadmill for the first time in months. The weather here has cooled down a bit, and sometimes its just nice to run inside, instead of freezing outside. I know I shouldn’t mind the cool weather because it’s going to get a whole lot colder than this very soon. Oh well, sometimes I just like running inside so I can watch some TV as well.
I did a high intensity interval workout on the treadmill last night, running for about twenty minutes. Man was it tough! I can feel the results of not working out for a couple of months!
For the interval training I started out running slow, and then worked my way up to running 5 minutes later – doing this 4 times. Top speed for me tonight was about 6.3 mph, which for some might not be too fast, but for me is fast enough with the shape I’m in.
I am so sore today. I had forgotten how tough things can be when you don’t workout for a while. The first time you lift weights or run after a long hiatus, it can be a big wakeup call. Luckily I usually am able to bounce back after a few days, and the soreness gets better. Read about why you get sore in this previous article.
Tonight I’m doing upper body weights – wish me luck!