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Brr


Uffda

     

    I used to have a pretty high tolerance for the treadmill, meaning I could routinely bang out double digit runs on one without much a problem.  Over the summer, I ran almost 100% outdoor miles.  I have found trying to ease back into treadmill running now to be very mentally difficult.  It never used to be that way, but now I'm going nuts just three miles into a run.  I'm hoping I get some of that tolerance back. 

     

    I'm on week 3 or 4 of TM running and I'm just getting my tolerance back. I'm now thinking about doing a 7 miler sometime soon, which would requirement me to stop and start my TM.

    - Andrew

    LRB


    Dreamer

      Within a period of five minutes, I was right back to normal!

       

      Damn G, if the running does not kill ya, the tests surely will, aye!

       

      Scap, mine automatically goes into cool down at 58 minutes, pisses me off every time.  With a 40 minute limit, I would probably split my 6 mile run into two, 3 mile runs.

       

      Brrr, it's time to add a couple r's to your name lol.

       

      Boon, I do not know that I ever get comfortable on the belt, I just tolerate it for three months.

      "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

        I chose the TM over 17*, feels like 5*, in the morning darkness. Ugh. Still don't like the TM. But at least the ones in our YMCA will go to 99 minutes before forcing you to restart. The only advantage to being on the TM was that I didn't have to change clothes before my strength training class. 6.8 miles run + an hour of ST = tired Shari.

        scappodaqui


        rather be sprinting

          Re: treadmills, I think boredom on the machine is part of the reason I've overdone it with speedwork in the past.  Throwing in 30 seconds to a minute at 12 mph a few times definitely alleviates boredom and feels (awful but) awesome in the moment... but if that's what I have to do to get through a run on the treadmill 5 times a week, it's gonna burn me out.  Same with treadmill progression runs: easy relative to outdoor but I just can't do them every workout!  And right now, of course, I can't do speed training at ALL until December 15th or so.  So easy/boring runs it is.  Booooooo.

           

          The only other solution (aside from excessive speedwork) I have found to boredom is watching Supernatural.  Great eyecandy (it's like Baywatch but for women! and nerds!).  Except then I start giggling and get a hitch in my stride.  Still, better than nothing.

          PRs: 5k 19:25, mile 5:38, HM 1:30:56

          Lifting PRs: back squat 176 lb

          LRB


          Dreamer

            Still, better than nothing.

             

            Agreed.

            "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."


            Girl Parts

               

              Damn G, if the running does not kill ya, the tests surely will, aye!

               

               

               

              Tell me about it.

               

              LRB


              Dreamer

                I broke down and bought the stupid Nimbus 15 light show today.  I really did not want to spend that much money on a fuckin' running shoe (and a trainer at that!) but the color scheme they offer on some of them is totally unremarkable.

                 

                After two years of running in stability shoes, I am experimenting with a neutral trainer this off season and feel most comfortable with that model, not so much the look.  The light show looks decent though, it just cost 40 dollars more than the others.

                 

                As it is, Finishline had them for $139 (they are $150 - $155 everywhere else) and I had a $20 coupon which was the best price I have seen the past month that I have been looking.

                 

                Normally I am excited when I get new shoes.  This time, 'eh not so much.

                "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                scottydawg


                Barking Mad To Run

                  I broke down and bought the stupid Nimbus 15 light show today.  I really did not want to spend that much money on a fuckin' running shoe (and a trainer at that!) but the color scheme they offer on some of them is totally unremarkable.

                   

                  After two years of running in stability shoes, I am experimenting with a neutral trainer this off season and feel most comfortable with that model, not so much the look.  The light show looks decent though, it just cost 40 dollars more than the others.

                   

                  As it is, Finishline had them for $139 (they are $150 - $155 everywhere else) and I had a $20 coupon which was the best price I have seen the past month that I have been looking.

                   

                  Normally I am excited when I get new shoes.  This time, 'eh not so much.

                   

                  Hey, quit insulting my shoe!  Wink  I've run in the Nimbus for years.  I just got one pair in and have 2 more pairs on back-order that should arrive shortly.  When they get here, then with these 3 new pairs, I will have 8 pairs of Nimbus in my rotation...a couple of the older ones to be retired in a couple more months.

                  "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt

                  LRB


                  Dreamer

                    I've run in the Nimbus for years. 

                    The brand and model are solid, I just wish they did not try to be so outlandish with some of the color schemes.  Truth be told, I am actually conservative where fashion is concerned, preferring to let my personality do all the shining, not my clothing.  Cool

                    "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                    RunTomRun


                    Wickedly Average

                      Evening, Dailies!

                       

                      No run today, as usual. Knee was pretty stiff most of the morning until I took an ibuprophen. It seems that sitting behind a desk aggravates the knee, while walking around helps it. After work today, I spread some fertilizer over most of my yard (ran out of fertilizer) and the leg felt great. Weird.

                       

                      I'll probably call the doc in the next couple of days to get an update on my x-rays and to give him an update on how things are doing. In the meantime, no running. Arggggh.....

                       

                       

                      Off to bed soon. This week's surprise at work - I'm participating in a national power system cyber attack drill tomorrow and Thursday. Should be interesting. I've spent the last hour or so catching up on the procedures, rules, and regulations regarding such issues. Where would we be without procedures?

                      Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)

                      5K - 25:16, 10K - 55:31,  15K - 1:20:55,   HM - 1:54:54


                        Girl Parts

                          B+ - your log looks like MY log.  Big grin  Minus that little 26 miler there.

                           


                          Bad Ass

                             

                            You sure have taken it easy!

                            Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                            Next:  San Francisco Marathon

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                            "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                              Race recovery has been more fun than I expected. What did I miss?


                              Pura Vida

                                Since we're talking treadmills and I already posted last week's miles, last week I ran my longest ever TM run of 13.1.  I was at a hotel and it was dark outside and I didn't know the area, and the miles couldn't wait.  I am pretty sure the TM was calibrated incorrectly, too, and that it was probably a 14+ miler, but who knows.  Whatever it was, it sucked.

                                 

                                Although I guess I'm happy it wasn't the kind of TM that turns off.  It just goes back to 0:00 after 99 minutes.  And it's such a terrible TM that when I went to do my next run on it 2 days later, nobody had been on it and it was still showing my miserable LR.

                                PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02

                                Upcoming: Beat the Blerch 10K 9/21, Portland Marathon (debut) 10/5

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