Saturday, December 18, 2010


I hate the treadmill, so generally I either avoid it like the plague, or try to make my treadmill runs go quickly. I did speedwork on the treadmill today: 1 mile warmup then 2 x800 at 1 mile race pace (8:50 for me). I following this with 20 minutes on the much-more-tolerable elliiptical, then ab work, foam rolling, and stretching. My "long" run, 6 miles, is tomorrow.

When I first started running, I only ran on the treadmill. It was "safe" and no one could see me in the loe-traffic courtside room at the local Y. I was afraid to go outside for a few reasons: 1, I thought my run-walk strategy would make me look ridiculous, and 2, I was afraid of the passerby making fun of a fat girl running.

I did eventually make it outside. And it was, and sometimes still is, scary. But anything is better than the treadmill.

Do you run inside or outside?


  1. Hello and thanks for following my blog! Love your profile pic- my Huz and I are HUGE Disney fans and actually left WDW this year on the day of the Wine & Dine race. It was HOT so good for you for having a great race! I look forward to reading the rest of your blog soon, looks like fun!

  2. I feel the same way about the 'Mill - so far I've avoided it but this is my first winter running and I'm wondering how low the temps will go before I have to head indoors. So far I've made it through 22 degrees!

    Thanks for following my blog - look forward to following your marathon training! Good luck!

  3. I used to feel the same way until I started doing drills on them instead of running at a set speed for a set distance. I MUCH prefer running outside!! And now that the snow is in our rear-view mirror, I'm gonna get right back out there!