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8/12/14 1:09 P

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Thanks all! I'm doing--ok. It's still not lovely, but I'm getting better. I also feel like I have to hold on... quite a bit... but less than I did when I first started. I'm actually shaving a few seconds off my miles, so it's helpful in that way.

Now, I'm starting work-- I'm helping a friend out and taking care of her little one during the day for the next 10 months-- It's now time to figure out how to manage marathon training and caring for two kids two and under! Here's hoping they will start to coordinate naps soon!!


Imperfection is important. If we were all perfect, then there would be no such thing as growth, and everyone would be extremely boring, which is, paradoxically, not that perfect.-- Dr. Matt

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8/4/14 7:26 A

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Timothy, I'm the same way. I feel like I'm going to fall off sideways or something.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:
Aug 9, 2014: Oly Distance AG National Championships
Sep 7, 2014: Sprint Tri
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
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8/4/14 12:11 A

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I run just fine outside, but put me on a treadmill and I have to hold on. I don't get it. And I cannot run as fast on one either, whether holding on or not.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible. -- St Francis of Assisi
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7/27/14 10:46 A

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Training for the Boston Marathon in April, I've done a lot of treadmill training in the winter! I've grown to love it. I have one in my basement, the coolest part of the house. Even in winter and 55 degrees, I use fans. It's so easy to get overheated. My main tip is to start slowly! Everytime I try to start at what I would outside, I burn out quickly. I have better and longer runs when I take it really easy the first 20-30 minutes., Most of my winter runs on it were over an hour so it leaves plenty of time for a good interval session. ( PS: I listen to music! I also advise that over tv!)

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7/22/14 1:17 P

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I started my running on a treadmill before I took it to the road. I took it to the road to open up all the possibilities to running. The treadmill is a convenience now, and one I relied on this winter because of weather issues.

Today is the first day I will use the treadmill for training because of the heat and humidity. I like finding a challenging workout,either for cardio or hill workout. I have Jillian Michaels iFit plans that plug into my treadmill that varies the speed and incline.

Set a goal workout, and let your mind meditate. Grab some great music or podcast, enjoy the me time. Start out with a time limit, and work other strength training in between. Make it interesting.

I am doing this treadmill workout today, and it will be a killer. I am forgoing a speed intervals at the track for this one.

www.self.com/body/workouts/2011/01/j
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(It can be found on pintrest).

Do it because it gives you flexibility to keep running. Don't dread it.



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Friendship 5k, 07/16/14 PR 31:24.
Chinatown 5k, 07/12/14
Rotary Run 10K, 06/07/14.
Chicago Spring HM May 18, 2014.
PUC Spring Fling 5K, 04/19/14.
Asheville, NC 1st HM, March 16th, 2014.
Warm your Heart 5K, feb 23, 2014.
10K Hero Half, Oct 2013 1:07:34, 1st in AG. PR.

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7/22/14 9:50 A

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I ran more than I cared to on the treadmill last winter. It got harder and harder. I don't run the same on the treadmill as I do on the road. To make sure I don't fall off (which I know I won't), I use a shorter stride and I think that makes a difference. I also think that although you're distracted with T.V., you're still running in place, inside. If you keep it up, it should get better. At least I hope it does.

Good Luck!

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7/22/14 8:56 A

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Thanks... I'm able to walk really fast-- I walk at a 4.5-4.8mph on the treadmill. It's just transitioning to the easy run at 5.0 that just wears me out. I don't find the treadmill dull. I watch lots of British TV that my hubby won't watch with me and I get in a decent workout. It's just that I actually plan to RUN this marathon and not walk it, so I want to figure out how to not get completely wiped out by running on the thing. I can run many miles on the road up and down hills without getting wiped out, its just 5 minutes on the treadmill and I'm wiped out. I'm going to go with zero incline for a bit and see if I can get a few miles under my belt before raising the incline back up to 1 again. (since you are supposed to run at a 1 incline to counteract the belt helping you move along.) I just can't figure out why I find it so much more tiring on the treadmill than the road....

Imperfection is important. If we were all perfect, then there would be no such thing as growth, and everyone would be extremely boring, which is, paradoxically, not that perfect.-- Dr. Matt

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7/22/14 12:04 A

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I think it depends on the treadmill. I used to use it every other running day. Treadmills helped me with pace as I was able to keep the pace I wanted going. Or it helped with intervals - slow to fast. Although I had to have good music as the scenery usually leaves something to be desired.
I agree with the post below - 5 is a 12 min mile on the treadmill I used.

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7/21/14 11:26 A

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Treadmills are totally different than road running. It does get better,. But for me it's really a last choice. I always feel uncomfortable, and I feel like I'll go flying off the side or off the back. For me, the speed of 4 is a fast walk on the TM. Five is a slow run. If yours is much off that, then maybe your TM needs to be calibrated, and you're not as slow as you think.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:
Aug 9, 2014: Oly Distance AG National Championships
Sep 7, 2014: Sprint Tri
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon
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7/21/14 10:01 A

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I'm new to the treadmill. I was actually given one to help with my marathon training because with two babies at home, getting out to run on the road has only been happening on weekends and this way I can run during nap-time. I am super grateful, but I am finding it challenging to actually RUN on a treadmill. I'm able to do a fast walk, I'm walking nearly as fast as I run (because I am S.L.O.W.) but actually RUNNING is not working out so well for me.

Am I strange? Is this a common thing? And is there any real way of over coming it? I've tried tossing a towel over the timer, but that really doesn't seem to help. I'm not counting my minutes, I'm just winded and worn out way faster on the treadmill than on the road.

Imperfection is important. If we were all perfect, then there would be no such thing as growth, and everyone would be extremely boring, which is, paradoxically, not that perfect.-- Dr. Matt

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