How did you feel during this run?
It was surprisingly tough. Every time I up my pace significantly, I tend to struggle for most of the run. I didn’t quite make it to the 5k mark, so settled with a cheeky 4km run.
Also, this was technically the fastest treadmill run I’ve completed in the last 4 weeks, so it makes sense that it hurt a bit more than the previous treadmill sessions, where I have been taking things easy.
Where there any niggles with your calves?
There was a moment of tightness midway through the run. Fortunately this dissipated in the last 8 minutes of the run. However, I did a few pull-ups after the run, and when I dropped off the pull up bar I felt a sharp pain shoot up my left calf. The pain was very short lived though, so I chalked it off to an awkward landing on a slightly tender calf.
Anything else to report?
The treadmill pace and the Garmin Forerunner 35 estimated pace were a little bit off. When it comes to my running, this how it works:
Garmin Forerunner 35 Indoor Running Setting – Always under reports my speed.
Treadmill Running – Always feels more difficult than outdoor running.
Outdoor Running – It is so much easier to maintain good pace when running outside. I think this is mainly because the treadmill and the Garmin Forerunner 35 (Indoor Running Mode) can only provide speed and distance estimates.
I’m going to do a post about why my Forerunner 35 always under reports my speed and distance when running on the treadmill. Spoiler alert, it has everything to do with average stride length.