My new tactic. 1% treadmill run + -3% incline on cool-down #twit2fit

Streak day 51.  7.51 miles in 1:15:00.

For my last two runs on the treadmills at work, I’ve actually been using the “cool down” as an actual cool down.  I ran 1 mile in 10 minutes, then reset the treadmill (60 minute session limit) for another 60 minute session at 6.1 mph, at a 1% incline.

When the hour was finished, I jogged the cool down at a -3% incline.  Hopefully, this accomplishes two things:  1) actually gives my muscles a chance to cool down, 2) builds a little quad strength from the downhill running motion.  I’ve haven’t had a major problem with my knees so far, so building up quad strength is not a primary concern, but I figure that any strengthening that I do can help keep it that way.

1 mile in 10 minutes at 1% incline (10’00”)

6.08 miles in 1 hour at 1% incline (9’53”)

0.43 mies in 5 minutes at -3% incline  (11’38”)

RunningAHEAD – Strings_n_88keys’s log: View course: 1% Precor 966i, -3% cool down.


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