I had a simply fantastic Tempo Run. 11 miles total, with 8 of them at 6:37/pace ... which is very good for me right now! However ... wait for it ... it was on my treadmill. Boooo. And I consider that somewhat nonproductive. Here's why ...
|Me and Emily (RUN EMZ) at the 2011 Boston Marathon, she's a GREAT|
runner, and probably the World's leading treadmill authority
No sir, I'm not a fan of the treadmill. I use it probably 20-30 times each winter out of necessity, but it seems like it takes an actual road run or two to get the real-time speed of the outdoors back. Yeah, yeah, I know Emily (RUN EMZ) uses it for every run ... BUT SHE'S FREAKING SUPER HUMAN!!! She's awesome!!! I honestly have no idea how she does it, but it's not for me. Is it better than nothing ... certainly. Was my workout this morning completely nonproductive ... absolutely not (the title, like many of my blog title's, was hyperbole). But after 10,000 miles the past few years, I would prefer to run everyone of them with actual stationary ground underneath my feet. Hope your training is going well.
... be great today!