Wednesday, February 3, 2010

No stride

I couldn't find my stride last night on the treadmill. No matter what I did -- speed up, slow down -- I couldn't get it right. My breathing was off, my legs were funky. In the end, I managed only 3.5 not-so-great miles before calling it quits.

The best part of the run is that I figured out that time on the treadmill goes much faster when you are listening to good music. Why it has taken me all these years to learn this, I have no idea. Now I know. And knowing is half the battle, right?

Eh, big deal. Some runs aren't great. That's just the way it is. Fortunately, there's always tomorrow. In my case, today. I'll get it today. I'm up, I'm at 'em, I've got a busy day ahead. A run will be in there and it will be better than yesterday's run because I say so!

Hope you all have a great day on tap!

~ Felice

PS: Don't forget about my cereal giveaway!

28 comments:

Staci Dombroski said...

I hope you have a great run today!!

ShutUpandRun said...

Weird how some days are just like that. I bet your next run will be kick a%$!

Jocelyn said...

I hate when runs are crappy like that! Shake it off and have a good run tomorrow :)

J said...

I hope your run is better today! When I run on the treadmill I will have music and then watch the TVs at the gym so its like a double distraction!

Jen said...

Watching a tv program also makes it fly by. I watched a movie once and ran for 2 hours... and I hate the treadmill!

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Marlene said...

I find that I have a 50/50 shot at having a decent run on the 'mill. You have a better track record than I do. :)

Have a GREAT run today!

runningwithsass said...

sorry your run was so poor! I hate when that happens, it's so frustrating!

runningwithsass said...

sorry your run was so poor! I hate when that happens, it's so frustrating!

Roisin said...

Even the best soundtrack in the world can't save a run on a treadmill for me, alas. So I call your 3.5 miles a triumph!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I had one of those days last week.. UGH!! Thankfully those days are few and far between. Hope you get your stride back ASAP.

Hannah said...

I finally figured out the music thing recently, too! Glad you are looking ahead to the run today! Have fun. :)

Denise said...

some days are just weird like that. no use forcing it if your body isn't feeling it.

alicia. said...

That's disappointing. I hate having tough runs. I hope you have a better run next time. :)

Kenley said...

Because you SAY SO, is an awesome statement of fact. You are setting yourself up for a terrific run. Sori about the treadmill run. You just have those days, like everything else in life. I learned that from you a few weeks ago. Take care.

onelittletrigirl said...

I hate when everything is all off. But it does make the good runs seem even better!

Abby said...

3.5 crummy miles will only make today's glorious miles that much sweeter. Happy running!

Katie A. said...

The bad runs make the better or good runs that much BETTER! Good luck on your run today! :)

Quix said...

I can sometimes rock the outdoor runs sans headphones or just with a good podcast, but on the treadmill? I NEEEEEED music. TV won't even do.

Hope your run is better today! 3.5 miles is way better than 0, regardless.

Meg said...

Nice attitude and I don't think I could run on the treadmill with TV or music. Not even a mile!

ajh said...

Music is essential to the treadmill! I can also do podcasts at times but something....is needed.

Becca said...

I prefer to watch tv or movies during a run on the 'mill. Sorry you had a tough one!

EndorphinBuzz said...

You'll get your dreadmill revenge soon enough, no worries! :)

I have 2 types of workouts on the mill, the one where the machine drives me nuts and beats me and the one where I completely and utterly destroy it with my advanced running skills ;) The audio mix does make a difference.

lindsay said...

felice, when i am not feeling a treadmill run i MAYBE last for a single mile :) 3.5 is solid! i know how much it takes to not-hop off the machine. i say, nice job. hopefully though your next tm runs will be smoother.

misszippy said...

As far as I'm concerned, there's no such thing as a good run on the treadmill! But music does help it go faster, I agree.

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Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I was having a day like this...I called it PMS and got mad at myself and said you will run faster...that lasted 30 seconds then I got off and took a walk. :)

NY Wolve said...

Good tunes and good TV can make treadmill miles fly by....

Its also so easy to pull the plug on a treadmill workout; step off and you are done. If I am out on the road -- you have to run back home, so you can't stop. So soldiering on during a bad day on a treadmill is even harder!

Building The Nest said...

I HATE when that happens! Especially on a treadmill! The key to great stride and a great run is definitely the music!! I have to listen to "pump me up" songs in order to have a good run

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