I always do my long runs outside. I have never been a fan of logging countless boring miles on the treadmill. That is, until yesterday.
I try to minimize my time away from my son and husband as best as I can (especially on the weekends) – I’ll run early in the morning before they wake up or during one of my son’s naps.
I had a dilemma yesterday – there were two things I really wanted to do – watch the Olympic Marathon Trials (aired from 3-5pm) and run my scheduled 16 miles. Instead of running for two hours in the morning and then spending another two hours in the afternoon watching the Olympics, I decided to combine the two. I hopped on the treadmill to run my scheduled 16 miles while watching the Olympics. (I guess I have gotten better with time management!)
After reading some inspiring blogs this week (Jessica and Dorothy) about paces on long runs (hitting MP or faster the last few miles), I decided I wanted to give it a try (I usually only pick up the pace the last mile). My goal for the day was 7:45 through 13 and then 7:18 average over the last three.