Treadmill workout 140: I am lubed

I was even faster today, which I find odd, but delightful. I watched some videos again, but in a change of pace, watched a rather long (30+ minute) video from Snazzy Labs doing a battery and screen replacement on an iPhone mini 12. I don’t know if that had any effect on my pace, but wanted to mention it. Also, Quinn Nelson is very polite when on a call to support.

Looking over the splits, I see that my pace was remarkably consistent–there was no mid-point sag, and the slowest and fastest times were only separated by three seconds. We’ll see if I can consistently stay consistent.

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 8:51/km (8:49/km)
Time: 48:43 (47:05)
Distance: 5.50 km (5.34 km)
Calories burned: 478 (335)
BPM: 130 (120)

Treadmill workout 139: Doing fine

I made a rhyme!

I stayed on a wee bit longer today in order to finish watching a Let’s Game It Out video. This stuff is important.

Stat-wise, very similar to yesterday’s workout, so I am again pleased with result.

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 8:51/km (8:49/km)
Time: 48:43 (47:05)
Distance: 5.50 km (5.34 km)
Calories burned: 478 (335)
BPM: 130 (120)

Treadmill workout 138: Blur

For reasons I can’t really explain, I was quite swift today. My first km was 8:42/km, which is kind of zany. And despite being so fast, my BPM barely increased. This is good. I am pleased. I slowed a bit through the second and third km, then picked up again for the fourth and fifth, with an overall pace of 8:54/km.

It’s weird, but I like it. Maybe I’m actually getting in better shape?

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 8:51/km (8:49/km)
Time: 48:43 (47:05)
Distance: 5.50 km (5.34 km)
Calories burned: 478 (335)
BPM: 130 (120)

Treadmill workout 137: After the lube

The last time I went to do a workout on the treadmill, I didn’t. These things happen sometimes. But I noticed a message on the display saying it was time to lubricate the thing.

I checked the manual, which had instructions but no pictures and was kind of vague. I then searched YouTube and found a much clearer video of the process, plus the guy doing it was wearing super-bright orange running shoes.

After a couple of blah days, it was time to start sweatin’ to the videos again, so I queued up my Watch Later list and watched it right now, like the rebel I am.

Overall, I did better than expected, nearly matching my previous pace.

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 8:51/km (8:49/km)
Time: 48:43 (47:05)
Distance: 5.50 km (5.34 km)
Calories burned: 478 (335)
BPM: 130 (120)

Treadmill workout 136: Continuing apace

Not much to say about today’s workout. After feeling a combined blah and weird/tense all morning, I was not feeling especially motivated for the workout, but I got on the treadmill, put on some videos and…did pretty good, matching yesterday’s pace and BPM. In fact, it was almost eerily similar. I blame the multiverse.

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 8:51/km (8:49/km)
Time: 48:43 (47:05)
Distance: 5.50 km (5.34 km)
Calories burned: 478 (335)
BPM: 130 (120)

Treadmill workout 135: Speeding up

I did today’s workout in the morning, so earlier than usual, and had a strange amount of pep. I have been doing a lot of walking and running and stuff lately. I find that the exercise is helpful to distract from the noisy neighbors, though I’d prefer if the neighbors just don’t make noise.

At one point (after bumping my foot at the top of the treadmill a few times) I thought of upping the speed, but opted against it. Maybe sometime soon, though I’ll probably be doing more outdoor runs, where it’s much easier to control the speed without flying off something.

Bonus: BPM was down despite a much faster pace. I like.

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 8:51/km (8:49/km)
Time: 48:43 (47:05)
Distance: 5.50 km (5.34 km)
Calories burned: 478 (335)
BPM: 130 (120)

Treadmill workout 134: Some distraction

Right at the start of the workout, I heard a loud thump or crash above my head, the latest in an ongoing series of thumps, bangs and footsteps running around in the unit above. I chose to continue with the workout rather than investigate, and the remainder was quiet, leaving me to sweat and watch YouTube videos in relative peace.

The workout was fine, with no issues. Pace was a bit slower than yesterday, probably due to the distraction. That’s about it.

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 8:51/km (8:49/km)
Time: 48:43 (47:05)
Distance: 5.50 km (5.34 km)
Calories burned: 478 (335)
BPM: 130 (120)

Treadmill workout 133: Recovery mode unlocked

Today was the first time I felt like I wasn’t shaking off the effects of being sick (really hoping for no “long covid”) and felt like just a good, solid workout.

I watched videos, was alternately amused and informed, and am now sweaty and satisfied (innuendo here).

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 8:51/km (8:49/km)
Time: 48:43 (47:05)
Distance: 5.50 km (5.34 km)
Calories burned: 478 (335)
BPM: 130 (120)

Treadmill workout 132: Back to 5K

The virus may still be showing up in rapid tests, but other than being a tad phlegmy, I’ve been feeling better, so back to the treadmill for me.

I returned to my usual settings and found I was still a bit slower (though faster than the previous workout). I suppose since I am still technically sick or whatever, it makes sense. It still bugs me. But I completed the full workout without any issues, so woo for that.

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 8:51/km (8:49/km)
Time: 48:43 (47:05)
Distance: 5.50 km (5.34 km)
Calories burned: 478 (335)
BPM: 130 (120)

Treadmill workout 131: Slow but not lazy

The heart rate seemed to hiccup during my workout (not my actual heart, thankfully), resulting in some heart rate data probably getting missed. I think this also explains the overall slow pace, as I paused and futzed about trying to get it working again. I did get it running but was also basically at the end of my workout, and I’m not yet feeling groovy enough to commit to 5 km yet, so I just ended it and was all, “Oh well.”

Looking over the heart rate in the Fitness app, it looks like it stopped tracking BPM after about 11 minutes, then blipped on a few times intermittently before coming back on at the very end. So I suspect it was higher than the reported 102 below, but maybe not a whole lot. Technology!

The workout was otherwise fine. I may try running outside again in a few days, weather and health permitting.

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 8:51/km (8:49/km)
Time: 48:43 (47:05)
Distance: 5.50 km (5.34 km)
Calories burned: 478 (335)
BPM: 130 (120)

Treadmill workout 130: Recovery begins

I felt well enough today to try doing a shorter workout, though without the incline, because I’m not exactly 100%.

It went fairly well. I don’t feel horrible after, or at least not as of this writing.

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 8:51/km (8:49/km)
Time: 48:43 (47:05)
Distance: 5.50 km (5.34 km)
Calories burned: 478 (335)
BPM: 130 (120)

Treadmill workout 129: The effect of after-affects

UPDATE, April 2, 2022: As it turned out, I was probably already suffering from COVID-19 during this workout, so that probably had a wee bit of an effect on my performance, too. See here.

Here it is three days since I ran the 5K on Monday, and it is still affecting my workout performance. I am clearly not the iron man I thought I was. The solution is, I suppose, to run more.

But in the meantime there is today and on the positive side, I was able to run at the regular speed without my legs calling me nasty names, as well as do my now-usual 5K instead of the previous workout’s mere 3K. The downside was just generally being slower, as I’m obviously still not fully recovered from Monday. I am tentatively planning on running a 5K at the river tomorrow, but we’ll see if that happens and how it goes. The weather looks like it might be soggy, and I’m not sure if I’m prepared to run and suffer both sore muscles and rainfall.

As of today, I completed the month of March with 33 workouts. Pretty good! Note that a few were just outdoor walks where I’m walking at my usual manly pace, so not exactly beefing up the legs or anything. Still, averaging more than one per day is something I’m not likely to replicate reguarly.

Stats:

Speed: 6.5
Incline: 5

Pace: 8:51/km (8:49/km)
Time: 48:43 (47:05)
Distance: 5.50 km (5.34 km)
Calories burned: 478 (335)
BPM: 130 (120)