Sending a shout out to my boy and girl for the Mardi Gras race this weekend! Sorry I won't be there to run with you guys, but I'll be thinking about you on Sunday! Go kick some running butt!!
I'm in Atlanta all week at a training and then to the in-laws at the end of the week. I am starting to change my complete hatred of the dreadmill to a relationship of tolerance. :). Actually, I've come to enjoy it for recovery runs. On those days where I'm a bit sore the treadmill is a great tool to log a few miles. The impact is much less on the joints. It's also great for speed work and confidence building. I've been able to run several runs at a sub-nine pace on the treadmill - something I thought was impossible. The downsides are still boredom, boredom, and yes, boredom. Runner's World this month had a great treadmill tip: press a button on the treadmill every few minutes. Alter speed or height frequently to keep from getting bored.
I'm still doing really well with the mileage. Here's my question though: I really have to take breaks from running to give my joints and shins a rest. On those break days I'm trying to get time in on the elliptical. Does mileage on the elliptical count toward total mileage??
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