I had to do this on the treadmill at the gym because it freakin SNOWED here like a… well, anyways, it snowed really lots.
I just have to point out that the treadmill run was really difficult. I know people are always saying that it’s harder to run outside than it is to run on a treadmill, but yesterday that wasn’t the case for me. I had severe shin splints during and after the workout. Now, I don’t think I ran any faster than I usually do (stayed at a 12:00 mile pace), so I think it must have something to do with the actual art of running on a treadmill. Maybe I just don’t have the right form or something. Oh Lord! I just don’t have the right stuff.
Anyways, I still did it. Persevered and all that. Which means that tonight i’ll be trying week 5, day 2 (8 minutes of running with 3 minutes of walking in between). Based on yesterday’s workout, I am thinking that the first run won’t be so bad, but i’ll have a tough time getting through the second one.
And I need to stop looking at my reflection in the window when i’m working out at the gym. Horrible. It makes me want to stop, go home and take a shower, or just plain old hide under the covers.
There’s so much less to talk about when you run on a treadmill. There’s no “running buddy did this or said that”, no strange tracks or animals to see, no spectacular scenery… it’s totally blah. Case in point: I need to move somewhere warmer so that I can do all my running outside. It just adds another PRO to moving. I’m just sayin’.