Treadmills suck.

What's worse than running on a treadmill?? Not being able to run at all.  Which is what I thought was going to happen today when I tweaked my back hoisting boxes of toys around.  Since the roads were slop and the temps were below zero, I had already decided it would be a treadmill day. …

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Monday Madness

Back to the dreaded treadmill today.  This time for some speedy stuff.  Here was my 5:00 a.m. workout. Treadmill: 1% incline Warm up: 10 minutes @ 6.9 mph 4x 2 minutes @ 8.0mph with 1 minute @ 6.7 recovery in between Then 10 minutes recovery at 6.7 mph 5 minutes @ 8mph (took 30 second …

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Embracing the Enemy

Today, for the first time in ages, I embraced an old enemy:  The Treadmill. I despise running on a treadmill.  I seriously go mental from boredom.  I am not coordinated enough to run on a treadmill and listen to an ipod (don't ask).  I can't run and watch tv because I don't have my glasses …

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Confession

I have a confession to make.  I have sort of been liking the treadmill lately.*  Seriously.  It's actually been a nice escape from the cold/dark/ice.  And it has been allowing me to get some quality workouts in, which have been impossible with our Minnesota conditions.  Hills.  Random speed.  And today, downhills, thanks to Jen's suggestion …

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Epic Fail!

I made one of the ugliest-ever attempts at a long run on a treadmill today.  Oh, and it wasn't just an attempt at a long run, but an attempt at a marathon pace long run.  In retrospect, I shouldn't have tried it.  I HATE the treadmill and hardly ever run on it (like maybe 3 …

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How cute are my girls?!?

Is it just me or do they sort of look alike with their curls? Another kick-butt treadmill workout yesterday.  The horrible roads made me attempt intervals on the TM and I did it!  10 whole miles.  On the treadmill.  With 5x1000m at 7:19 pace in the middle.  And it wasn't too unbearable.  Tough, mentally, but …

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