The Dorky Runner and she talked about setting the treadmill on a low speed and just running until she was tired and "done." Since my Monday run was so easy, I thought I'd try that yesterday. I grabbed an audiobook and set my treadmill to 6.0mph (10min/mile). My comfortable speed is around 6.7-7.0 mph (about a 9min/mile and lower), so I figured a 6 would be super easy. I was thinking while I was running and realized that if I went 90 min, which was kinda my goal, I would have run 9 miles. I didn't really want to run 9 miles, not because I didn't think I could, but 9 miles in the middle of the week is kind of worrisome because of soreness and tiredness. So I decided I would just run 60 min, or 6 miles.I am desperately trying to catch up on all my blog reading. It doesn't help that I was a week behind when I went on vacation, so now I'm two weeks behind. . . Anyway, yesterday I was reading Christy at
Seriously, 60 min at 10 min/mile was super easy for me. When did running become so easy?? I don't want to diminish the hardness of it for others at all and it was hard for me at one time too, but for me, yesterday, it was really easy. I got off and felt like I could have easily done another 30 min. I think this weekend I am going to run 90 min on the treadmill. I just want to see how I feel. Running outside is so much harder, there are so many hills in this area, that flat running is impossible for long periods of time. I do set my treadmill at a 1% incline (or higher) and running at one speed is so much easier than the natural fluctuates that I normally have while I run outside.
Another inspiration idea came to me after reading this post from Miss Meagan Sue Ann. She talks about her workout room. And I was really, really jealous. My "workout room" is a treadmill in my unusable-as-a-carport carport. However, while I was running yesterday I started looking around, and I could totally stencil sayings in different places in the carport. Right next to the treadmill, on the door, and especially on the rafters that I stare at while on the treadmill. I think that might be a fun project. Now I just need to get the supplies and do it. =)