the treadmill isn't that bad. I could actually get used to it b/c it is WARM in the gym and I can set my speed at a steady pace. I have been doing the incline to 1 or 2 to account for the un even pavement that you face when you run outside. I have been running at 5, 6 and sometimes 7 mph. I really tried to push myself at times. It was tough. I ran Friday night and then on Monday on the treadmill also. I don't want to get too used to it though since all my races will obviously be outside. If I just ran for cardio purposes and not to prepare for a race I don't guess it would be a big deal but in my opinion it is tougher to run outside so I must stick to that at least 75% of the time. The thing I don't like about the treadmill is the fact that the distance and timer are staring you in the face and it seems like the time and distance just creeps along. I really tried to look straight ahead or at the TV a lot to get my mind off the time. It helped some. I did have my IPOD which helps tremendously. My goal this week is to get back into my exercise groove. I did do 3 days of running last week but I need to get back to my strength training. Tonight I am going to do some before bed and then do some ab/core work. I am desperately trying to get under 150 and then maintain there for a few weeks while I increase my endurance and distance with my running. Typically when you are training for a longer running event you don't lose much weight. B/c you need more food to sustain your exercise and a lot of other factors go into it so I am not going to be a scale nazi for several weeks. But my immediate goal is to try to lose a few more pounds of fat and get under 150.
Goal today: ST tonight, Ab/core tonight and drink 96 oz. of water.