Posted: 26/06/2013 at 23:43
Where exactly do you live matt? (not literally your address, just country, region)
Houston, Texas Area
Is that treadmill your own or a in a proper gym? How old is it?
It's In a Gym, not sure how old but it looked pretty new, maybe a year or two
How did you feel at various stages of the run, particularly say the last 800 metres?
The First 2500 were fine. I would say the roughest patch was 2500-4200 because It's where I fatigue the most and It feels like there's so much more to go. I breathe fast here. The last 800 Is where I tend to speed up because it's kind of like "Finally I'm almost done, let me see how well I can do" type of feeling. I kind of put my fatigue at the back of my mind and I really focus on results. At the end It's pretty awful hah, I chuge a bottle of water and I give myself a few minutes before I try to move anywhere, I can't walk 100% right after It's over. Probably lack of Oxygen!
How did you warm up?
It stretches over a few days. The days leading up to it I run shorter, quick distances. The farthest I would say I run in these few days is a mile, while the shortest is probably around 800-1000 meters. The Day of I don't do a lot special just drink a bottle of water beforehand, and like 3 minutes of leg stretchs
Did you run it at exactly the same pace from start to end or grow into it?
Averaged 13.5 mph all the way up to the last minute or two I bumped it closer to 14 mph
Did you have the machine running before you got going? It normally takes a tmill 10 secs to go from cold to that pace, so in reality you could knock 10 sec of that time for buttons. Nah, I waited like 5 seconds and then I Just went.