So Mrs. Running Schlub has been wanting a treadmill for the past few weeks. We are quickly approaching the summer months here in AZ where runs at 6am and 9pm will still be in the 90 degree area. So I am well aware of the need for a treadmill but I have always been against them, they are boring and I just feel more free when I run outside. Well last night things started to change lol.
She found a great deal on craigslist with someone who just wanted to "Get Rid" of their equipment. Treadmill is in great shape and looks to be an excellent investment on her part. Of course I needed to "try it out" to make sure it was working properly and that it wasnt going to cause her any problems. Running on the treadmill last night was one of the best things I've felt in a while.
For those that read, I have been battling ITB issues for months now and there was not the slightest twinge, tightness, or pain in my ITB while running on the treadmill last night. I felt so good I ramped that treadmill speed up and was running at 7:30 mile pace for a portion of the run. I cant tell you how good it felt to Go Fast! Its still very boring to sit there and watch TV while you run but this really could be the savior to my running career, atleast in the near future lol.
Overall I got in about a mile on the treadmill in two 1/2 mile portions. Then Buster and I went for a bike ride last night and knocked out 2 miles at 7 min pace. Our little guy had his first little league game so we were strapped for time. Training to resume tonight!
How much training do you do on the treadmill? How do you make the time pass by when you are running on the treadmill?
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!