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Speed Work on the Treadmill and Helpful NYCM Apps

Hello and happy weekend…I just finished my long run not too many minutes ago but that’s not what I am here to talk to you about today.

We need to discuss yesterday morning’s speedy 5 mile TREADMILL RUN.

That’s right friends. I opted for the treadmill yesterday morning for the first time since, oh, I don’t know, March?

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I hate the treadmill. Or so I thought.

I really felt like going for a good run outside but it was quite windy and drizzly so I decided it was the perfect time to make peace with the treadmill – just in case it is a bad winter and I am forced inside more often than I would like.

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I ran 5 fabulous miles with a majority of my time spent well below an 8:00/min mile pace. I think I hovered somewhere between 7:18 -7:45 min/miles.

I haven’t seen my pace there in a while and to say I felt great is an understatement. It was one of those runs where you easily could have kept going but I chose to stop knowing that my long run was on the schedule for today.

I have decided it is time, rain or shine, to do at least one run a week on the treadmill to keep my pace in check. Perhaps my speed work runs will be saved for the treadmill? We shall see.

Now, before I leave you for the day so that I can go about my business and head off to Red Mango for my Saturday parfait, my friends over at Verizon Wireless came up with a super list of apps for this weekend’s New York City Marathon.

If you are a runner or a spectator, be sure to download these apps to your 4G LTE Smartphone.

MUST-HAVE APPS:

  •  ING NYC Marathon app – allows fans to track up to 10 runners along with their mile splits, while also keeping up to date on the latest marathon news with their official twitter feed.
  • ING’s Marathon Neighborhoods page and spectator’s point of interest map to check out the best locations to snap those memorable picks using that 4G LTE smartphone camera.
  • MTA Trip Planner and Hopstop are handy for figuring out the easiest ways to get around the busy streets of the Big Apple. While traveling from spot to spot, use apps like MyCityMyWay to check out some of the local sights and Open Table to build up that energy at one of NYC’s delicious food establishments.

Thanks Verizon Wireless!

Enjoy your weekend and good luck if you are running tomorrow!

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