Yesterday after work I did my first Century workout (40 air squats, 30 push ups, 20hanging knee raises, 10 pull ups) in quite a long time.  If you really try to push the pace it is pretty amazing just how winded you can get in 3-4 minutes of exercise.

So I stepped into the gym today intending to do my squat and dead lift deal.  For some reason the gym was extremely crowded by lunch time standards.  The lone squat rack in the gym was occupied as well so I decided I would do an impromptu 5k on the treadmill instead.

I didn’t have my running shorts, normal running sneakers or oversized towel that I like to utilize with treadmill running but I had it anyway.  I completed the 5k mostly at a 9:13 pace, only accelerating to an 8 minute pace for the last lap.  I wish I could say that a 9:13 pace is easy for me but I would be lying.  I didn’t feel what I would classify as comfortable at any point during my time on the spinning belt.  The best thing I can report about my running currently is at least my normally problematic right knee has not been bothering me.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Treadmill 5K at mostly 9:13 pace (6.5 mph)