Sunday, August 19, 2007

Hey, guess what??

I did another run on the treadmill today.


The weather was weird today. It rained a little last night, and today was overcast, warm and muggy as hell. I went outside for a few minutes, and decided I didn't want to run in that kind of humidity. So I opted for the longest treadmill run yet.

I think Marcy asked what I do when I'm on the treadmill to keep from getting bored. I usually listen to the radio REALLY LOUD (no headphones). That's the only way I can hear it over the sound of the treadmill. But today we moved a small TV in the den so I could watch a couple shows. I ended up running to America's Funniest Home Videos and part of Extreme Makeover Home Edition. It did make the time pass faster. I think I'll probably watch TV when I run on the treadmill from now on.

This run was very slow, since I knew I would be running longer than on Friday. I am OK with that. I have been working a lot on getting faster and have neglected working on just running slow and steady. It felt really good. I am not going to scrap my speed runs, but I think I will save those for when I'm outdoors. :-)

Today's stats:
Treadmill run:
Distance: 5.1 miles
Time: 1 hour
Pace: 11:45 minute/mile


Non-Runner Nancy said...

Hi Michelle - Found you through Nikki. Loved your intro to your site. I'm finally getting consistent and serious about the running too. Two kids, a few extra pounds, I resemble that remark :) You are further along than I, but maybe we can support each other.

I get through treadmill runs with TiVo - I usually watch something I never ordinarily have time for. I have it set to get all the CSI's -- even though they are a little dramatic, I still enjoy them.

Take care!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

OMG, you scrap. I knew I liked you :)

Wes said...

My long slow runs are my favorite too, although less so on the treadmill! I've always been a firm believer that if you can build your endurance, you can burn it faster on the short runs!!

J~mom said...

Nice job!! That would be fun to watch tv while on the treadmill!

RunningCrazyAfter3 said...

I really think a tv would be the only way to get through a treadmill run for me. You are doing so great Michelle!

Mendy said...

I used to be a treadmill only runner Way too many years ago - and I have one at home - but hate it. I do, however will run if I have a TV in front of me. Does make the time go by faster!

Great job, and it's nice just to take it slow and easy sometimes. Those runs, remind me of how I can enjoy it too...