Thursday, January 23, 2014

10 mile dreadmill

For some reason, it wasn't as bad as I make it out to be.  I took a break at 4 miles to put a steroid drop in my eye (I have a case of iritis), and I thought that maybe the key to getting through these longer treadmill runs is to break them up into smaller runs. 

At most I would take a 3-4 minute break just to stretch and shake out my legs.  I realized today why I feel more worn on the treadmill: my legs are doing the same repetitive motion with no variation.  At least when I'm outside, I turn corners, I cross streets, I dodge various things on the road.  In short, I'm using all the muscles of my legs when I'm outside; the same cannot be said for running on the treadmill.

Schedule 11 @ 10:02
(hopefully outside)

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