Tuesday, February 16, 2010

12kms on the Treadmill - I need a medal

The one thing I don't like about the school term is that I don't have time to run on the street... and so on weekdays, if I want to run early, I have to run on the treadmill.

Like I've written many times, I generally don't mind as it's better than NOT running and we have a heavy duty treadmill.
This morning, as I have a break tomorrow, I did a 12km stint on the treadmill.
It was easier than I thought it would be.

Maybe it's running in the still of the morning while hubby is still out working and the kids are still asleep. Maybe it's just knowing I'm achieving something with my day already, before the sun has even come up! Maybe it's the the riveting television that's on at that time... not! LOL
By the time Mel and Kochie come on, I know my time is almost over...

The one thing I do like about the treadmill is that I practice running for a longer time with a softer surface.

They're forecasting hot days for the coming weekend which means by the time my next outdoor run comes up, I'll be fighting the heat!

Which reminds me, had a bit of a tiff with the hubby over running in the heat this week. Every time I groan about a hot day coming up (meaning running in warmer weather even if first thing in the morning) he says that he doesn't mind running in the heat.
Now my husband got me into running but he doesn't run anymore. (He's a cyclist)
When he did run, it was just a casual 4kms run up and down the beach where he was living.
So my running superiority reared it's ugly head and I said "Anyone can run 4kms in the heat, it's running 12kms or more for four or five days in a row IN THAT HEAT that wears you out!"
Cos I mean come on, yeah, we can all do it if it's a shorter distance... it's the longer distances that kill you!

And I was really hoping for another 21kms run this weekend but I'll see how the weather is.

Heat/Rain/Wind - it's always something!

Total kilometres for February, 143kms.

1 comment:

  1. I do NOT know how you do it! Just the thought of running exhausts me.