Another run bites the dust! Goodlife treadmill run. Running on the spot! Training
I am going to design and manufacture my own technical T’s for all my training runs and when asked about the run, I will say, “I won”… Embroider them with fake sponsors and make it realistic. I wouldn’t really do this, I was just being retarded.
Another run down, another one bites the dust! I did 8 miles total, 6 at tempo pace and 2 at an easy, cool down pace. I decided to venture to the gym and complete yet another treadmill run. This decision was based less on the weather and more so on the control the treadmill offers when completing tempo/ hill/ interval or speed workouts. I was adventurous and increased the minutes per mile 6 seconds to 7:24 and following this run, my hamstrings were REALLY tight! Ouch
I often ask myself why I don’t have a treadmill of my own, that’s when things start to get scary, I answer my own question in the solitude of my home. As much as I feel I would use a treadmill at home, I find it more motivating at the gym. When I can’t run outside, I like the scenery and atmosphere of the gym. I dislike the choice of Television programs the other patrons are watching, but I can’t hear it anyway, so it makes no difference. It just acts as temporary brain distraction after slugging away for 20-25 minutes and knowing you have 20 more to go.
I do often question the calibration of gym treadmills… Personally, I feel opposite to other people’s opinions on the fact that the pace feels faster than the pace of running outside. Using my Garmin outdoors, it feels easier and slower maintaining the same pace of the treadmill. Maybe I am just happy to be in the fresh air, maybe I am just nuts!
What do you think in regards to the pace of treadmills? Do you have a difficult time adjusting to an outdoor pace following a lot of runs on the treadmill?