Inclined to train with a treadmill taper

Sunny skies at the end of LI

Today’s run (treadmill): 3.1 miles

We left for our trip today, but I got in a treadmill workout this morning. I debated the type of run I’d do, first thinking I’d focus on speed, but then realizing I’d pushed pretty hard yesterday. I ended up splitting the workout between an incline segment and a progressive speed run.

Sunday’s 5K course begins with a hill challenge so I set the machine to a 6% incline and ran that for the first mile. I brought that down and upped the speed every couple of minutes and finished my run at a high 8:00 pace. Between the incline and the speed progression, I was pretty worn out by the end. I was pleased with the workout, one more to go before Sunday.

We’re enjoying the early season sun in Montauk and I’m trying to figure out how I’ll finish my taper. If there’s a route by the water, I’m there.

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