…and I am really hoping that someone can explain it to me.
In my (never ending) quest for fitness, I have now progressed from a steady walk to a more ‘adventurous’ pace on the treadmill – back and neck and everything else willing. My plan each time is to start steadily and then, when my muscles feel a bit warmer, slowly increase the pace until I get to what would probably be classed as a ‘brisk’ walk.
Yesterday, I spent 35 minutes on the treadmill and did exactly what I have just described. It started out as every other workout does and by about 15 minutes in, I had increased to my usual walking pace. I continued to plod on listening to my iPod and slowly watching the numbers counting down when, with about 10 minutes to go, I had a sudden urge to go a little bit faster.
Knowing that I didn’t want to run, I pushed the speed up by only 0.2 Kmh – and this is when the weird thing happened. As I continued to walk at this pace, my legs began to feel like they were detached from the rest of my body. All of a sudden there was no pain, anywhere, and I could barely feel my legs moving. It felt like I could just walk and walk and walk and walk.
When the time was up I gradually slowed down the machine and suddenly, everything started to ache again. It truly was the most strange thing I have ever experienced and it left me with two rather worrying thoughts…
1. Had a magician somehow managed to cut my body in half during my workout? and
2. Does it mean that in order to be pain free I have to spend my entire life briskly walking?
But, joking aside, if anyone can advise me as to what this is and why it happened, as well as if it is a good thing or not, then I really would appreciate it!