Jeff’s Weekend Recap a new PR – 70 Miles for the week

I had a good running week and finished strong with two good runs this weekend.  I normally try to run outside on the weekends but I was up against a schedule crunch on Saturday morning.  I knew I wanted to get a long run in on Saturday and knew it would be on the treadmill.  Some people hate the treadmill but I actually like it.  I would definitely prefer to run outside but the treadmill gets rid of all the variables.  I don’t have to worry about the weather, I get to watch TV, I get to listen to music, I have two fans on me, a refrigerator stocked with water, piles of towels (man I sweat!) and I really feel like it saves my legs.  I’ve run 13 miles on the treadmill more than a few times but knew I wanted to go more on Saturday.  To switch things up a bit I decided I would bring my phone down and live tweet my run.  Who knows if anyone other than Tamara was paying attention but I really did enjoy it and found it motivating.  I was tweeting in 2 miles increments and ended up going 16 miles – A new treadmill record for me.  I will run a marathon distance on the treadmill soon and will live tweet that too!  It was a great run and I had a great time.

I thought I would get to run with Tamara on Sunday but that didn’t work out so I decided on an outside run from my house.  Before I talk about my run I want to give a shout out to Tamara for her 11 mile treadmill run on Sunday.  I remember when she told me I was crazy for running those distances on the treadmill – I’m glad she has come over to the crazy side!  Before I left the house I peeked at the distance on Garmin Connect and saw that I was about 12 miles short of 70 miles for the week.  I really don’t give myself distance goals when I start the week but I have looked a few times at the end of the week and if I’m close to a personal goal I will shoot for it.  I really didn’t want to run that far this morning but I wanted to hit 70.  I went out on a familiar route this morning and really got to the 12 miles pretty easy.  I need to pick up my pace but distance was more important to me this morning.  I live in Southern Maryland and once nice thing on my run this morning were the many many Amish buggies pacing me as they were on their way to church.

A great running week – Looking forward to the week to come!

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