Good Luck and stay Tough- You will be amazingly strong when you survive this and your lungs will re-grow and rebuild. Keep it up.
Not much of a Treadmill guy BUT I do use the Concept 2 Rower as my cross training and impact free Cardio workout.
It has been a HOT summer here in Nashville. Which means I’ve been hitting the treadmill more than the trail over the past two months.
Here are five tips I’ve found useful for getting in a good run on and not tiring of the treadmill:
1. Speed It Up.
The treadmill is great for improving your running time. You can focus on how fast you’re running, as opposed to simply enjoying the beautiful scenery that is easy to get lost in when you run outside. Try pushing yourself on the treadmill and altering your speed in 1-2 minute intervals. Sprint for 1-2 minutes and then recover at a slower, comfortable pace for one minute. Repeat over the course of 3-4 miles and you’ll be gassed at the end.
2. Interval Train.
The nice thing about running at the gym is that you have weights nearby. Kick your workout into high…
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Good long brisk walk and leg workout after. Feeling good and will add some time and distance and soon do some running as well.
Series of articles to follow July 17, 2012
I am working on the “guts ” of 2 different series articles. One will address cross-training and exercises to do and programs to follow.
The other will take a new runner from start-up to any distance race, with a safe and fun completion.
Walking: Good for the legs and head. July 9, 2012
WOW walking really does get me in shape. I have followed the Jeff Galloway training program for a number of years. The balanced combination of walking and running in every workout has helped limit and even eliminate pain in my already damaged knees. It also helped me do well in several marathons and halfs
Now that my bad knee has really been bothering me I have embraced walking as the exercise of choice. I lace up my running shoes and hit the road for a brisk walk and get the heart pumping and according to my HRM I am reaching a good training zone.
This has focused my training as well. I do some walks as I would train for races. Up-Tempo walks, hill work and some L.S.D.
I have been having success walking and following the suggestions in Chi Walking and Chi Running. Adding mileage this week and some additional leg exercises and flexibility work
Core is getting better and at 49 the body feels solid. What will it all look like when I can go 5-6 miles running?
Good Mornings- All for legs
Stretch bands for strength and resistance and buying sand for sand bags for strength and power- to balance out push-ups and later dips.