Are you bored yet?
A 10 mile treadmill run can break just about anyone. Until this Sunday the longest treadmill run I had previously done was 8 miles and that was three years ago. With Icy roads and below freezing temperatures killing the chance of a long outdoor run sometimes you just have to suck it up.
So how do you get through it? I watched the Fashion Police and E News. I can imagine that watching a football game or a good movie could also help.
When I’m running outside I like to go without music and soak in my surroundings. The skyline, the trees or the stars in Texas. But on a treadmill you will bore yourself to death if you do not have a distraction.
The benefits to a long treadmill run is an easy run for tight calves or sore knees. You can also force yourself to do negative splits which is what I did. You can take it extremely easy and run it entirely flat or you can control your hills.
Whatever you do the a long treadmill run will require mental toughness. Just like in a marathon your thoughts can be the difference in a good race or a bad race. Don’t over analyze every quarter mile loop and whatever you do don’t focus on exactly how many minutes left you have!
What is the longest treadmill run you have done?