Monday, November 14, 2011

new treadmill record: 22 miles!

Treadmills get a bad rap.  I personally don't mind them but have always had limits to how far I can run on one.  My previous treadmill record was 10 miles and that was on the gym's treadmill where there are visual distractions.  At home, my treadmill record was 6 miles.  Last weekend's run was cancelled due to a storm that brought heavy rains and gusty winds so what was I to do?  Run on a treadmill.  It was my longest run of this marathon training -- 22 miles!  Weekend plans were set in stone so I had to do my regular Saturday long run on Friday.  With two young children and a spouse who was traveling, I decided to wake early and get in some miles before the kids woke.  I ran 10.5 miles before my kids woke, took a 15 minute break to get them set up with some breakfast and a movie (they thought they were the luckiest kids EVER), and ran another 7.5 miles to get in 18.  The kids had a birthday party to attend so I showered and wore compression socks for the 3.5 hour (standing!) party.  When I got home, I ran another 4 miles to get my 22 miles done.  I didn't watch t.v. but did listen to music for most of the miles.  And the miles were run at a pretty slow pace because of the distance.  I don't recommend running that much on a treadmill, but as moms who run we know that sometimes you just have to do whatever possible to get those runs in.  I'm very much looking forward to a run outdoors later this morning!!

6 comments:

Katy said...

You are crazy! My farthest was 15 and that was tough but it had to be done! Nice job!

Lacey Sue said...

Oh. My. Goodness!!! Insane!! Congrats!!! I haven't been able to do more than 6- you are a treadmill running GODDESS! :)

The Morris Family said...

That is amazing!!! I am popping in for istafriday but I didnt know which blog you did that on!!!

Thanks for stopping over at mine!

Cindy

treadmill assembly said...

Amazing!! I am utterly speechless!! Is this really true?? Are you really from earth?? No seriously now, Im glad that you are able to do this..i wont even dare to try it as it might also jeopardize my treadmill assembly..

TX Runner Mom said...

Very impressive! I have run about 2 1/2 hours on my treadmill, but that's my limit. But, you gotta do what you gotta do, right?

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