Trying to break the monotony of running outside… *heh* #twit2fit #runningPosted: October 1, 2009 | Author: bqx40 | Filed under: workout commentary | Tags: treadmill | Leave a comment »
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.