I ran 10 miles today on the treadmill. It was COLD this morning in Chicago so instead of using that as an excuse not to run, I went to the gym.
I think the most I’ve ran on the treadmill was 14 miles.
Today’s run was not bad at all. I got there at 8, stretched for a few minutes and off I went. I had several upbeat songs on my iPod in both English and Spanish so that helped. I alternated the speed between 6.3 and 6.2 with each song which also helped.
Instead of thinking “I need to run 10 miles today” I told myself to just break it up into two 5 miles runs. I ran for 2.5 miles then walked for .10 of a mile then ran another 2.5 miles. I then ate a Hammer Gel Tropical flavored (which I did not like at all), drank water, and took a bathroom break.
Off I went again and ran 2.5 miles and took a 3 minute break before running again. I ran for 49 minutes and 59 seconds then walked for 10 minutes. I timed it perfectly because at 59:59 the treadmill went to cooldown mode.
Total today was 10.68 miles. My legs do not hurt at all. Was it the Hammer Gel? Or the EAS protein shake with a banana I drank afterwards? Who knows.
I am sad to write that I will need to return both pairs of shoes I bought last week. I ran again in the Ghost followed by the elliptical but had to stop because the shoes were really bothering me. Today I ran in my PureConnect and definitely LOVE them! What I don’t like is that they last about 300 miles. Each pair is about $90 but Zappos has them on sale for $72. Hmm, maybe I should stock up and buy enough pairs to last me next year as I train and run my half marathons next year? Or maybe wait and hopefully they’ll be cheaper in a few weeks?
Just Keep Running!