Running indoors on the treadmill for today’s ‘EZ’ run was no picnic. The inflexible nature of a treadmill, combined with the still air, made running for 45 minutes on a treadmill more of an ordeal, in its way, than running nearly twice that outdoors was yesterday.
But it’s not all bad. Normally I eschew music during my runs, since I run along pretty busy roads. On a track, trail or treadmill I can plug in headphones and tune out a little. I managed 3.5 miles in those 45 minutes.
What do you readers listen to when you run? I ended up getting a mixture of embarrassing pop music for tonight’s run; and tracking past all my down tempo and melancholy music ate through the battery on my iPod. It gets cold, and more importantly dark, here in Michigan in the winter time, so after my 10k on Thanksgiving (3 weeks away!) I’ll be facing more treadmill time. So some tunes might help pass those still and repetitive runs.
That’s in the future though. Right now, I’m getting outside every chance I get. Tomorrow is a day off, but Wednesday I’ll be back outside pushing the envelope on the track.