Saturday, November 26, 2011

Black Friday - Ultra Training Style

Most people that were up around 3:15 in the morning on Black Friday were out shopping. Me? I was on the treadmill in my basement, getting in the first long run of my new training program. So how far did I have to run?

Did you know that I watched Gone With the Wind all the way through and it STILL didn't last my entire run? That's a LONG time on the treadmill. How did it go?

Basement Treadmill = INFERNO. Never been so hot and sweaty in my life. Had to change clothes halfway through my workout. Went through three towels, 1 32 oz powerade zero (orange), 1 GU (plain, nearing expiration date), 1 pack chomps, 1 pack Honey Stinger chews, 1 small Luna bar (white chocolate macadamia), 2 17 oz bottles of water and a 12 oz diet wild cherry Pepsi.

Goal - 20 miles @ MP+30 (10:54) 
Actual - 24.08 miles @ 10:51

There were some stops in there - bathroom, clothes change, dumping water on my head, feeding A, letting the dog out...
The nice thing was that I finished early and A and I were able to go out and do a little shopping at a reasonable hour. By the time we went out all the crowds were pretty much gone, and everything I had hoped to pick up was still available.


  1. whoa so you woke up super early to do that run, again, impressive. You were able to drink a carbonated beverage and still run??? I'd have a burping storm! Nice work B!

  2. That is a seriously LONG run on the TM - Nice job! I'm curious about the Pepsi too - can you drink that while running? Was is flat?

  3. I would consider that an awesome looooong run on the TM. I'm freaking out about training for a 10k to 10m distance on a treadmill so in my eyes you are super human!

  4. WOW, that is serious running! GOOD for you! Will be along for the ride to the finish on this one, keep up the great work!

    P.S. What kind of TM do you have? I am looking into a treadmill (actually going to look at a used one this morning in Thornton) and curious what you like. THANKS!!

  5. I wish I could get myself to get up when the family is all together to get my runs in. I am still a sucker to wanting to linger in bed when my hubbs is home. So no major runs over my holiday long weekend. I'll just live through your awesome training!

  6. Wow, that is amazing! You almost ran a marathon on the treadmill!!

  7. Wow, that's impressive! I just have never been able to make myself run far on a treadmill, sometimes I wish I could get through it!

  8. Wow, that's impressive! I just have never been able to make myself run far on a treadmill, sometimes I wish I could get through it!

  9. I am very impressed! I was up early, too. And I also had wet clothes and had to use a towel ... but I was just playing in the swimming pool for an hour. Totally NOT the same at all. Nice job!!

  10. Thanks for the inspiration! I will think of this the next time I'm feeling sorry for myself on the treadmill.


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