To be honest I despise running on the treadmill. But for various reasons this week I haven’t been able to get outside for a run.....school holidays, mini head cold, etc etc 🙄 Twice in the last week I have had to resort to running on the treadmill desperately seeking that runner’s high. It wasn’t fun, it wasn’t inspiring, a minute feels like 10minutes, there was no fresh air, the people either side me on the treadmill were annoying me, I felt like a rat in a cage 🤯
So anyway.....Treadmill VS. Road 👉🏻
Treadmill running and road running are not quite the same. Running on the treadmill is easier than running outdoors, for a variety of reasons. One reason is that the treadmill belt assists leg turnover, making it easier to run faster. So most runners find that their pace on the treadmill doesn’t correlate to their road pace. Also, some of the soft tissue conditioning or “hardening” that occurs with road running does not occur with treadmill running because the plate or base on the treadmill "gives" more than road surfaces. And, obviously there are no weather conditions to deal with when running indoors.
However, the treadmill can be a great training tool. Because treadmill running is easier, use it for speedwork. Use the treadmill to help you run faster by speeding up the pace for short intervals and then slow it down for recovery intervals. This is a very convenient way to get in some speed work or tempo runs in a controlled setting.
Sounds fair enough.....but I’m still counting down the hours til Wednesday when I can run outside 🙌🏻⏱⏱⏱#running #runninggirl #runnersofinstagram .
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Well said @fitbox_gifts. And what better way to do this than through pilates. Seriously, if you have never tried pilates, then now is the time. DO IT for your CORE!
I’m a bit of a banana fiend 😋Anytime. Any place. FUEL your body with nature’s gift to healthy snacking 🍌🍌🍌🍌
One of the best fruits to eat for a snack is bananas, and they are perfect for weight loss. Bananas are filling and release energy slowly, which means that you will feel fuller for longer- which means you will not feel the need to eat as much during the day.
Bananas are also sweet, which helps minimize cravings for sugary snacks. They can replace the after dinner sweet dessert, but with far fewer calories. Bananas are low in carbohydrates and have a decent amount of fiber, which helps stabilize your blood sugar.
Bananas offer more nutrients than any other fruit due to the high levels of potassium. This mineral is needed for all organs, cells and tissues to function properly and is crucial when it comes to the heart functioning and muscles working correctly. While potassium can be found in many foods, bananas have one of the highest concentrations of it.
Bananas are also a great source of energy and are perfect to be eaten an hour or so before exercise. It releases the energy slowly and can help you exercise for longer. The energy also helps the muscles function, which prevents lactic acid build-up, the cause of cramps.
Another great benefit of bananas is their versatility! Bananas can be eaten for meals and snacks; they can be mixed into a fruit salad or smoothies as a healthy and nutritious breakfast; mixed in with yogurt for a healthy dessert; they can be baked into muffins and bread; or simply heated and served with granola and low-fat ice cream.
A banana a day helps you WORK, REST and PLAY 🙌🏻🍌
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