Week four training for the “I don’t have a job and I’m training for a half for the helluvit and to keep me busy but there’s none on the schedule half” was pretty uneventful. It was all on the treadmill. I’ve been able to maintain a 2/1 run/walk ratio.
Monday (W4D1): 3.5 miles, 44:26. Didn’t watch anything. Kids had an inclement weather day as did hubby.
Wednesday (W4D2): 3.5 miles, 44:05. Watched Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Donny Osmond. It’s surprisingly good to run to! I found an app to help keep my intervals on 2/1 without having to look at the clock all the time. It’s called “Simple Interval Timer” or “SIT”. It runs in the background (important). I do have one earbud in my right ear so I can hear it and the NIKE+ app.
Friday (W4D3): 5 miles, 1:05:41. Watched Spaceballs. I love that movie! Just a little technical difficulty getting everything set up. There was a bit when I was trying to get SIT going, so my arm wasn’t swinging to calculate mileage. oh well.. I’ve learned. I’ve got it all sorted out.
Monday (W5D1): 4 miles, 49:17 (actual mileage ended up being 4.28). I was able to run this one outside. This made me VERY happy!! I turned off the repeat timer alert on the Garmin, just set it up for 45 seconds and not to repeat, so I can set SIT up, it has a 10 second lead time, but starts on activity). I tend to warmup walk for 1 minute, then start the SIT. It worked very well. everything synced for the most part. I did have Nike+ run on treadmill mode and it read as 4.06 miles as oppose to the 4.28 miles the Garmin shows. I know it’s not perfect, but it really does make a difference on the old treadmill I use.
If the forecast holds true, I’ll be doing the next two runs on the treadmill.