Training Log Week September 26th – More Treadmill Running

  • Training Log Week September 26th - More Treadmill Running

Training Log Week September 26th – More Treadmill Running

The one thing I can’t complain about this week is the fact that I was able to log in some decent mileage despite the crazy heat outside, the thunderstorms and the lighting. I just had to move my running indoors. I hit the treadmill for almost every single run this week. Yes, so far September and October have been far hotter and more humid than July and August here in South Florida.

Just like every other runner I don’t like too much treadmill running. Running outside is so much more enjoyable, relaxing and rejuvenating. It’s amazing how how much we take in our scenery and let us inspire and rejuvenate us while we’re on the run.

Treadmill running is so much more a mental workout than an outdoor run.

In our house I can only set a specific time in the day aside for a run and if I miss that window my run just isn’t happening. Jim is super helpful and supportive of my running, I really can’t complain but if I miss my 60-90 minute “me time” that run just won’t happen, just because he has to go to work and somebody needs to watch of the kids.

I can’t tell you how many times in the last few weeks I have laced up my running shoes, headed to the front door only to be greeted by dark oncoming clouds and thunder. So these last few days I don’t even take my chances anymore. If it’s hot, humid and cloudy I don’t even give it a try. I got stuck in heavy downpour the last few weeks while on the run way too many times.

What I do like about treadmill running is that I tend to work a bit harder while running on a blet. When I’m running outside a lot of times I’m running an even straight comfortable pace, from beginning to end, but when I run on the belt I’m pushing my pace so much more. It’s almost like I’m running against the belt and I try not to let it beat me.

Another thing is that I get to work on hills. While everything is flat lands around me, hill work on the treadmill feels like such a blessing.

Did you ever notice the people that need to run right immediate next to you, even though all other treadmills are available?ย  Isn’t it so annoying when they need to show you how fast they can run for 0.5 miles?

 

Another thing this week was that Jim and me came down with a bad stomach bug. No fun. It left me super weak the last 2 days. That’s why my log was published a bit late. I was barely able to sit up straight. Hopefully it will pass in a few days.

 

Since I have been back at the gym regularly for running I have started foam rolling EVERY.SINGLE.TIME after EACH RUN and I just love how smooth my muscles feel. I don’t have a foam roller at home because my kids turn into a dangerous weapon – yeah… so no more of that… at least for a little while.

 

Training Log Week September 26th - More Treadmill Running

 

Anyway, here is how my week went:

 

Monday: 6 treadmill miles

Tuesday: No Running

Wednesday: 6 miles on the treadmill, plus 1000 m rowing and ab work

Thursday: No Running

Friday: 6 miles plus 1000m rowing

Saturday: 3 miles outside my neighborhood

Sunday: back at the gym for 6 miles

 

Can you tell I like running 6 milers?

 

How as your week?

 

 

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  1. I like the treadmill for shorter distance running and working on hills in a controlled environment. With the upcoming storms approaching the lower east coast, it sounds like there’ll probably be more treadmill work ahead this week!
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    • Yes, hurricane Matthew is only a few hours away and I’m sure there will not be a lot of outdoor running happening this week, if any at all… Hopefully we will all be okay!

  2. I like 6 milers too! It’s my favorite training distance. I hope your weather moderates soon!
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  3. Way to get it done despite the weather! I hope the weather improves soon.
    I started some new workouts from Lindsey of Nourish Move Love. They are 20 minutes and I’m solo parenting it this week and it’s crazy! Will add in a run or long walk tomorrow and a run when my husband gets back Friday. My oldest and I might also run the track if the weather is nice at my youngest daughter’s soccer practice.

  4. I’m the same way! If I miss my window of opportunity, that’s it! I try to force it in as soon as the window opens.

  5. GREAT POST!! I love running on the treadmill each morning, to get my day going too!!

  6. I never was much into running. Then as I gotten older I thought I would give it a try an run outside the next 3 days I felt like I had been hit my a big truck. Lol. Now if I do run its on the treadmill, but that hasn’t happened lately because of my plantars fasiitis.

  7. Great job getting your miles in!
    I am with ya, why do people take the mill next to me when the next 12 are open??

    One time I had a guy get on next to me and then after a few min he moved…cause I was flinging sweat all over! I think he learned a lesson that day! Haha

  8. Six miles is my favorite distance too. That’s why I’m unhappy in taper mode right now. LOL. I hope you are feeling better! Stomach bugs are the worst. I run differently on a TM than outdoors. I think I fight the belt and it causes problems with an old Achilles injury. So, I take it outside and there were many days this summer I wished I could stay inside. Hopefully your weather will moderate soon. Thanks for linking, Ilka!

  9. Aw I hope you’re feeling better. <3

    I know what you mean about the small window of run time. I have the same issue. If I can't get out before my husband leaves for work or in the couple hours my daughter is in preschool, it ain't happening.
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  10. It’s been so rainy and gloomy here, I’ve been spending a lot of time on the treadmill, too! I’m hoping the weather turns around soon because I definitely like running outside more!
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  11. Ha without little kids in the house I wouldn’t have thought about the use of a foam roller as a weapon. But now that you say it, I can see where that would be a problem.
    Glad you’re getting yours done at the gym. I can’t imagine only having a small window of me time, because you just can never tell where Mother N will be!
    Glad to hear yall are ok from Matthew!
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  12. Wow, 6 miles for times this week! NICE! 6 miles in my opinion is usually about where I start off on my my long run training.
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  13. Lol I love that 6 miles was your average distance run- such a fun length! I agree that the treadmill is a way tougher workout mentally than outside. It really causes you to just get out of your own head and let go without checking the time every 5 seconds!
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  14. Great post! Way to get it done!! I have the same small windows of opportunity too… As much as I used to dislike the ‘mill, I have come to truly appreciate it over the past few years!

  15. I feel like 6 miles is the perfect distance…enough of a challenge when you aren’t really training for anything, and the perfect base for when you do start to train for something again. I run 6 every Sunday.
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  16. I love treadmill running, I find I can adjust it for my pace and challenge myself!

  17. The people who take the treadmill right next to you when there is a whole row available, annoy me to no end! lol Great week of training, despite the weather! I tend to run more on the treadmill than not, I fully admit to being a big huge baby about poor weather and here in Oregon it’s either one of two different weather situations- super hot or pouring down rain and any time between Oct-June it’s gonna be rain hard core ๐Ÿ˜†
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  18. I had to run on the treadmill Friday for the first time since the cold days of last winter. BUT I was thinking the same thing as you, I did push my time and the treadmill really has it’s place! Glad you made your runs happen this week, despite the weather and hope you are OK post hurricane.
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  19. Exactly!!!!! We are sweaty! Haha

  20. I do most of my running at the gym. I’m so weird because I like the treadmill! ๐Ÿ™‚ I do think it’s so annoying when someone hops on right next to you though, lol! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  21. This week you sure got a lot done for not feeling good and for Matthew, the hurricane to come to town. I’m glad that you and Jim work things out so that you can run, I know how much you love it mentally as well as physically. It can really help to clear your mind and get you ready for the rest of the day. Hope that it cools down soon so you can take that run down on the beach.
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