May 19, 2007

7 miles on treadmill – boring

Categories: running

One of the disadvantages of traveling on weekend is I miss my long distance road-running. This weekend because of Rails Conf 2007, I had to plan my long run on a treadmill. So anyway, I got up at 5:45am and planned a 10 miler on the treadmill (few more weeks for the marathon). I’m a road-runner and have never run that long a distance on treadmill but decided to give it a shot today. After running barely 4 miles I started feeling bored. I browsed through all the channels and it was either ‘Good Morning Weekend’ or something else. I finally hooked on to History channel which was showing a great program on F16 & F18. But even that couldn’t keep me around for long. The walls around me were the same, the scenery was not changing and I was sweating more than normal (what else to expect in a closed room!). I finally decided to stop at 7 miles, burnt lot of calories because I changed the gradient from 3 to 5 multiple times but it was quite boring!

I wonder how anybody can run 153.76 miles on a treadmill :)

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  1. This winter I did almost all my training for a half-marathon on a treadmill. My main technique against boredom was to download tons of podcasts for my ipod to make sure I had plenty of interesting topics to listen to.

    Comment by William Hathaway — May 19, 2007 @ 10:27 am

  2. I run between 3-7 miles a day on the treadmill. Like William, I use an iPod Nano with tons of podcasts and music. The longest I’ve run on a treadmill is 12 miles. It does get boring — worse — you can get repetitive leg injuries if you don’t alter your run. I’ve been fighting IBT syndrome because I mostly run treadmill.

    Comment by Brandon Carson — May 19, 2007 @ 3:16 pm

  3. Thanks William and Brandon,
    I do alter my run adding up-hills and increasing/decreasing speeds. But I just could not enjoy being in a static room :) I guess I’m more a road-runner!

    Comment by Anonymous — May 20, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

  4. If you get bored on your treadmill try walking while you watch one of the new travelogue-type exercise videos that offer an array of majestic scenery from around the world accompanied by music with an energized beat. There are also training tapes that tell you when to change speed, incline, resistance, direction, and intensity – in other words, use all of the exercise programs on the machine to challenge your muscles.

    Comment by Kevin - Treadmill Reviews Editor — August 12, 2008 @ 10:03 am

  5. I think I’d like a big enough TV screen around me so that it feels like running on the road. But still nothing beats running on the road :)

    Comment by Arun Gupta — August 12, 2008 @ 11:31 am

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