Treadmill Training

I’ve said it before, but I end up doing a lot of my training on the treadmill, especially in the winter.  My weekday runs are pretty much all done indoors.  I could probably run through my neighborhood as the sun sets, but my favored running trail is along a creek in the woods, and well, I just don’t want to do that in the dark.

Plus I just don’t mind the treadmill.  I don’t spend a ton of time watching tv, but there is plenty on tv that I enjoy watching, so getting on the treadmill is a good chance to catch up on whatever happens to be on my DVR.  I’ve been known to save certain shows for a tough treadmill session because I know it will help me get through.

Some people say that tv, like music, is only a distraction and that I should be focusing on what my body is doing.  If I did that, I’d never run more than ten minutes at a time.

I’m not sure what my treadmill max is.  I know I’ve done ten miles more than once, but I can’t remember if I’ve done more.  If so, I’ve probably blocked it.  However, my boss ran 20 miles on the treadmill this weekend because she couldn’t psych herself up to go out in the rain.  I definitely don’t think I could do that.

But then again, runners are crazy.  Who knows what we might do to get in a workout.

But still.  20 miles.  Has anyone else done distances like that on a treadmill?

3 thoughts on “Treadmill Training

  1. I absolutely hate the treadmill and avoid it if I can. But, last November during Marathon training, I did 18 miles on one. It was storming and there was no other day I could fit it in, so I just did it. Had a few friends beside me for parts of it otherwise I probably would have bailed, but I was miserable. That was the day that I finally realized I could do the marathon though, so I was glad I toughed it out.

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