You already know I am a little off my rocker so this really shouldn’t suprise you that I can go 3 hours on a treadmill.
For my first marathon I did 100% of my training on the treadmill.
That would include 1 22-miler and 2 20-milers.
I always put it on at least a 1% incline.
I know people always say the treadmill is so much easier than outside running but I don’t think it is as long as you put it on an incline (remember this is just my opinion:) and I also think that it is a good idea to eat reeces pb cups for breakfast so maybe don’t follow all of my advice)
If anything, one huge benefit of treadmill running is it makes you mentally tough. I whipped out a 3:20 for my first marathon, 5th woman overall and 1st in my age group in the Salt Lake City Marathon.
I thought I would explain to you the reasoning behind my madness of why I kind of really like the treadmill.
1-I am the biggest wuss in the world. The only time I have to work-out is the early a.m. I work until 4:30 every day and my husband is really hot and I want to spend all night with him.
****Because I work-out so early (5 a.m.) there is no way I am going to prance around Provo by myself in the dark waiting for a murderer to snag me. I watch way too many Criminal Mind episodes.
2-I get to watch tv. We don’t have cable or even the basic tv channels at our house so it is an opportunity for me to catch up on Saved by the Bell, 16 and Pregnant, The Kardashians….you know the really classy TV shows.
3-I can control my speed. I am all about numbers and the treadmill gives me numbers non-stop. Great for tempo and speed workouts.
4-It is ridiculously cold in Utah in the winter and once again I am a wuss. Plus, I fall on the ice a lot and I don’t want to risk injury because I have yet learned how to walk properly.
5-There is no time limit on the treadmills at my gym so you can go for as long as you want.
6-I can store water, fuel and gum on the treadmill and enjoy breakfast as I run. Heaven forbid, I go 45 minutes without food.
7-After all of the training on the treadmill by the time the race comes I am ridiculously happy to be running outside….it seems easy after running a 22 miler on a treadmill.
8-I am a crazy soul but you knew that.
-54 minutes elliptical
-36 minutes stair climber
-10 minutes weights….oops
How do you feel about the treadmill?
How often do you use the treadmill?
Did you eat chocolate today?
-Yes….pb cups galore. If you haven’t yet, I am assigning you to right now (unless you are allergic, I could get sued).