Treadmill Uphill Challenge
A couple months ago iRunFar posted a video (see below) of the 2012 Uphill Challenge. The "challenge" is to run as far as possible on a treadmill in 15 minutes with a 15 incline. I've never run on treadmills before, but I remember thinking this might be a nice winter training activity since there are some days when you just cannot run outside here in the valley (when it is -10 below, I call it quits). So, today I figured would be a good day to try this challenge out and establish a baseline that I can work with during the winter. After warming up for a few minutes, I did two challenges: the first time I only got 1.03 miles in 15 minutes at a 15 incline; on the second challenge I did a bit better and got 1.27 miles in 15/15. As you can see, Max King banged out 1.64 miles in 15/15! The challenge was much harder then I thought, and I am excited to see how I fair with it over the course of the winter. At least now I have a baseline to try and beat - or just keep over the coming cold, dark months.