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Saturday, February 26, 2011

10 miles in 57:24...NOT on the treadmill!

While I tried hard to recruit more horses to help with the load of this workout, having Paul was awesome.

We rocked this workout! The reason why I posted that it was not on the treadmill is because I have been doing quite a few of my workouts on the treadmill. This 10 mile tempo run was performed on the path of McMullen starting at the start, turning around at the 5 mile mark, and running back to the start. The goal was 60 minutes...

We both got to the parking lot at just north of 6:30am, and proceeded to do a nice and easy 2 mile warm up. I was hoping that more people would show up yet this was not to be the case.  GO...

In my mind I knew that in November I had run a 58:50 for this same workout chasing Billy and running real well at the time. Right now, I am in the middle of my 10th straight 82 mile week so I wasn't quite sure what to expect.    

Paul and I said go and we were off! We rolled to the 5 mile turn around point in 28:48 and never looked back. Paul hit his watch at 56:58 and I was just behind in 57:24! I was jacked! 1 mile cool down...
A special thanks to Brian McMahon for the 2 shout outs!

With no races in sight, this was a very good workout for both Paul and I. Paul is racing next Saturday and I feel for his competitors...Ha!

Question: Does anyone else run on the treadmill?


  1. You rolled it Spada! Way to go stud.

    I run on the treadmill when I amstuck with daddy daycare and I am forced to use the gym daycare and treadmill at the Y.

  2. 2:45 is just the beginning...great result for you!

  3. Awesome run. Unlike VO2 Max you can continue to improve your lactate and aerobic thresholds for years and years. Looks like you are doing exacty that. Truly an inspiration.

  4. To hear that from you means something...thanks Mark! I'll keep you posted...