Kelly the Culinarian: Training Tuesday: Much Treadmill Edition

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Training Tuesday: Much Treadmill Edition

I don't know why, but my last two long runs have ended up on the treadmill - 11 miles one week and nine miles the next. That's a long time on the treadmill watching TV and hoping for it to be over. In addition to being boring beyond belief, the first week hurt my toes immensely. I realized this week that I have to set the treadmill to an incline; otherwise, my toes are bumping into my shoes as I perpetually head downhill for 90+ minutes.

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!


CabotRD said...

Hard to believe it's less than 40 days away now!!! So looking forward to seeing you again, my friend. And if I need to bring box fans to the course to make you feel at home, you know I will :) ~Regan

Zenaida Arroyo said...

I am going to Maine next month. I am excited too!!!