Five Treadmill Miles

I have officially reached the point that treadmill runs bore me.  However, given the fact that it’s completely dark on either end of our work days here treadmill runs are our best option for training runs through the week.

Saturday we extend our long runs to eight miles.
I reminded myself of this – repeatedly – as I approached the four mile mark of tonight’s run and wanted to start ‘backing off’ pace and overall effort-wise.  And I didn’t.  In fact the first quarter of that last mile I increased my pace by 3/10ths of a mile per hour.  (5.2 – to 5.5 mph)  I’m pretty pleased with that.

For now I am wiped out and ready for bed!  But I wanted to post here.

And marvel for a minute that I have become one of those runners who says “Treadmill runs are boring!”  That kinda blows my mind a little.

2 thoughts on “Five Treadmill Miles

  1. I find this entry quite funny, and yes, treadmill runs ARE boring, which is one way it kinda forces you to go back to running outside. And finding treadmills boring DOES make you a runner, my dear. 🙂

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