As I'm sure many you have, I've spent a lot of quality time with my treadmill these past couple weeks. Why is it that I can comfortably push the jogging stroller up and down hills at an 8:15/mi pace on my training runs, yet I feel like I'm dying when I run at the same pace on the treadmill? I had to dial it back to 8:34/mi pace this morning for my 8 miler, and I still felt like I had lead running shoes.
We got a deal on the treadmill last spring by buying the floor model. I'm wondering if it's calibrated wrong.....but I'm pretty sure it's just me.
It's very discouraging! Especially with the half marathon coming up next weekend. I feel confident running outside, then the treadmill kicks my arse. Please tell me I'm not the only one with this problem.
As much as I'm looking forward to some nice weather and clear skies, I'm really hoping we get a soaking rain in the next couple days.
During last week's snowstorms, the City of Atlanta was short on salt. So instead of salt, they covered Peachtree and a bunch of other side streets with gravel and this reddish colored dirt. Now that all the moisture is gone, cars are kicking up these huge clouds of dust. Downtown Atlanta looks like the dust bowl. My lunchtime walks are on hold until I can go outside without being engulfed by this weird haze. Another strange after-effect of snow I wasn't quite prepared for.