Staying in the zone and a fun tool for incline

I am really getting into this heart rate thing! β™₯️I stayed in zones 1 & 2 for today’s 80 minute run, and it was really neat to see my paces at different effort levels. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈTo make it more interesting, I increased the incline from 1%, 2%, and 3% every 10 minutes while keeping an overall avg heart rate of 150. πŸ“ˆMost of my runs for the last year have been high intensity. It’s fun to have a change, and I think this will make me aerobically stronger. πŸ’ͺ The baby is just a bonus to the workout. My husband brought Cadence down as I was cooling down. πŸ‘ΆπŸ˜Š #motherrunner #heartratetraining #8020running #marathontraining #womensrunningcommunity #womenrunning #treadmillmiles #bestlittletrainingbuddy #21monthsold #workingmom #gobeyondpace #milestonepod #sauconyzealot #runyourworld

I decided to run on the treadmill today to make sure that my legs had a softer surface than the pavement. I have not had shin pain in about a week, but I am very conscious that my calf sometimes feels tight. I also really love the treadmill because it gives me a great opportunity to read. πŸ™‚

I kept my heart rate at an average of 150 bpm for the run, which was really comfortable.Β  To give me something else to think about other than my book, I had fun playing with the incline of my treadmill (another benefit of running inside), although I’m not going to kid myself that this will adequately prepare me for San Francisco! A few years ago I came across this Hanson’s Treadmill Incline Calculator.Β  Check it out if you are a treadmill junkie like me!Β  It’ll make you feel a little better about having to slow down on the hills!

Hansons Incline Calculator

Do you like to run on the treadmill? Do you adjust the incline or keep it pretty flat?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s