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:
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
I had it on a whole wheat English muffin with butternut squash on the side.
After lunch, I enjoyed half of an English muffin with almond butter and butterscotch chips on top. Mmm! I missed this treat!
Where did today go!?!