Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Training Tuesday: Much Treadmill Edition
Another pro tip for running distance indoors: fans. All the fans you can find. I have a box fan, an oscillating fan and a tower fan, all forming an orbit of moving air around my treadmill. I still get unbearably sweaty, but at least it moves air around in the meanwhile.
This also means that closed captioning on my television programming for the duration is a must. I can sort of hear the TV over all the buzzing, but I need the CC to make sure I can fill in the gaps. And it also helps distract me from the fact that I'm running for longer than the treadmill can keep time. Luckily, this brand of home treadmill does not shut off after an hour, but after 100 minutes, it does start the clock over again. So when I took a shot of my 11-mile run, it looked liked I did it in 2 minutes and 45 seconds. Brooks, I'm ready for my contract.
I very much dislike that I know this fact about my treadmill.
However, this means I'm feeling pretty damn good about my upcoming races. I've kept nearly on track for all my training (I'm missing one pesky swim), and can't wait to run the Beach to Beacon 10K in just 40 days with #CabotFitTeam. It's going to be a blast to connect with Cabot again, and I've never been to Maine. The countdown is on and the training continues. Maine, here I come!