Trying to break the monotony of running outside… *heh* #twit2fit #running

It’s amazing how running 50 miles in 7 runs over 4 days can make even running in pleasant weather a bit of a mental challenge.  On Monday-Wednesday of this week, I ran outside, starting at 5:45 AM.  Daylight doesn’t bleed into the sky until near 7, so running down streets getting blinded by oncoming cars is draining.  On top of those runs, I also ran the 5.7 mile loop at work on Tuesday and Wednesday, for double runs.

The final straw was having to dodge and maneuver around garbage trucks 9 times between my two Wednesday runs.

So, after 3 days and nearly 38 miles of outside-only runs, I’ve decided to finish the remainder of my 72-mile week on the treadmill.

This was my third day in a row of double runs of about 6 miles each:

  • Morning run:  1% Sole F80 treadmill, 6.26 miles in 1:00:00
  • Lunch run:  1% Precor 933i treadmill, 6.10 miles in 0:57:55

Tomorrow, I will be running as part of a 24-hour treadmill relay (2 hour time slot for me) to raise money for the World Food Programme.

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