Tuesday- 6 miles, 9:20 pace
I ran for Boston yesterday as many of you did too. I sported my Big Cottonwood race shirt from last year. Throughout the run I thought a lot about Boston, but most of my thoughts were turned to the wonderful heroes I’ve been hearing about all over the media. It definitely makes me want to volunteer and be involved at races.
It’s no surprise that I love my treadmill. I truly am so grateful that I can wear whatever on my run, arm myself with snacks and fun toys for J and get the miles in. However, I do get sick of running on the treadmill(shocking I know).
For the upcoming half I’ve done most of my training on the treadmill. I’ve been able to get outside for a bit, but most of the miles were done inside in perfect conditions.
Has anyone ever trained for a race on a treadmill? I know this girl ran an entire marathon on one!
I run a lot slower on the treadmill. I have to really work to run an 8:30 pace, where as outside that’s my comfortable pace. For me, I feel like running on the treadmill is a great workout because I constantly have to push myself and not let myself just stop(running outside I can’t really stop until I get back home).
On the other hand, running on a treadmill is usually in perfect conditions. It doesn’t rain on me, there’s no wind, and I have a lot of entertainment(TV, music, J).
At this point in my life, treadmill running is what works for me. When the weather outside is not ideal for J to be subjected to(ahem, or me) I run on the treadmill. It’s just where I’m at in life and I’m okay with it.
How do you feel about treadmill running?
Do you run faster or slower on the mill?