All-Weather Runner

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I’ve learned that if you want to run in New England, you need to become an all-weather runner. In the past six months, I’ve practically run in it all:

Rain.

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Snow.

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Heat.

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Humidity.

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Snowmageddon.

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Ok, I ran in Snowmageddon on a treadmill, but I should get some brownie points for venturing out into the most treacherous weather I’ve seen in my adult life. It’s awful outside!

On my way to the gym, I totally rocked the running pants + snow boots. Man, I felt cool.

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Workout

At the gym, I channeled my inner Hungry Runner Girl and ran 10 miles on the treadmill. I still can’t believe I didn’t die of boredom! 

I planted myself in front of two TVs.

And I had enough Lady Gaga to launch the Spanish Armada. I was ready to run.

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To keep myself entertained for 10 miles, I used the workout below, which is based off one of my favorites, and did it two times from beginning to end.

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The first 4.86 miles flew! I’m still shocked how quickly they went by. I guess I was just feeling it… or maybe I blacked out?

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Once I reached 45 minutes, I stopped the treadmill, caught my breath, and chugged some water before repeating the whole workout again. I didn’t need to warm-up this time, so I went right into the workout at 6.5 on the treadmill.

At the end of Round 2, I still hadn’t reached 10 miles, so I ran for an extra couple of minutes until I reached my goal. I finished in 1:32:07 (9:12/pace), which is a great time, but slower than my previous 10-milers. Is it possible to run slower on a treadmill?

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Snack

Before heading to the gym, I snacked on a Blueberry Muffin Larabar that I was sent to sample. It was tasty (very blueberry muffin-like), but not my favorite Larabara ever. I still think Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip is my favorite.

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Lunch

After my epic treadmill run, I quickly showered and made lunch. Usually, I’m not very hungry immediately after a long run, but I was starving today!

I made a chicken salad sandwich, but, instead of mayo, I used avocado.

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I had it on a whole wheat English muffin with butternut squash on the side.

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After lunch, I enjoyed half of an English muffin with almond butter and butterscotch chips on top. Mmm! I missed this treat!

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Where did today go!?!

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114 Comments

  1. also, i ALWAYS run slower on a treadmill .. when i run outside, I never run a pace slower than 8:30/mm (I usually average out at the end of a 8-12 mile run at 8:06/mm), but on a treadmill, I struggle to even keep a 9:00/mm for more than 5 or 6 miles .. though it may be because I always jack up the incline to at least 3. I just dread treadmill running but our streets are covered in ice and snow right now from snowmageddon. 🙁

  2. Great job on the long treadmill run! This sounds all too familiar! I just trained for a marathon in Chicago from September through January… long treadmill runs, running in snow and ice. It was all worth it to run my first marathon in Charleston on 1/15! I just signed up for the 2011 Chicago Marathon and will be training in heat and humidity.

  3. Wow! That motivation to do 10 miles on a Treadmill, I hate those things. I am just getting into running but so far loving every minute of it!!! I cant go very far but every day I try to push myself even farther. Your food ideas are so yummy sounding, cant wait to try them… I am always down for new reciepes espically healthy ones!!!

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