Treadmill Slayer

Written by abbynormally
January 6th, 2014

To no one’s surprise, I did not get up at the butt crack of dawn to run before the temperatures plummeted. I chose to hammer out my 6 miles on the treadmill instead. That should tell you how much I despise running in the morning if I would rather run on that machine.

Funny enough, my Runner’s World magazine came today and I noticed that one of the cover stories was “Treadmill Survival Tips.” RW, I’ve already got those down.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Netflix. If there’s anyone who knows a thing or two about survival, it’s Buffy Summers.

However, the article did address something I struggle with: doing only speed work on the treadmill. I have an impossible time simply running when I have to run inside. It’s a mental battle and the only way I can win is if I keep the run interesting and full of speed and incline changes. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of mile repeats. But to battle that temptation, I compromised today. I did a 6 mile progression run and ended running an average of 7:57 minute/mile. So it was challenging enough that it wasn’t mind numbingly dull, but also wasn’t soul crushingly hard.

And speaking of mind numbing dullness…curling trials are on NBC sports network. Can one explain how someone gets into this sport? Dave says only people who are good with the broom consider it.  I vote it’s for people who aren’t good at anything else. Thoughts?

In the meantime, Lucy is going to work on her fitness to insure that she isn’t stuck curling.

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And I also gave her some foam rolling tips to help her avoid injuries. The quality of the following photos is truly impressive:

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Also impressive? My leggings/compression socks/moccasins combination. It’s official: I’m going to start a fashion blog.

How do you get through treadmill or other unwanted workouts? Netflix.

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One Response to “Treadmill Slayer”

  1. Caitlin says:

    Definitely going to try netflix on my phone next time I have a treadmill run….maybe that will make it slightly less horrific for me haha

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