For me there is something about running outside, I like the fresh air and having the scenery change. I just like running outside, and so does my body.
Case and point, the last few weeks when I’ve gone to the gym the most I’ve been able to log is 2.0 miles. That is with 1/10th of a mile warm up and a 1/10th of a mile speed walk when I hit the 1 mile mark. Saturday the trails were finally clear enough for me to run outside I made it 3 miles no stopping, no problem…
I’m glad of this because I have a 7k to run in 4 weeks and this gives me some hope again, but at the same time I’m perplexed. I’m sure its a brain thing, but I don’t have a mp3 player with a radio tuner (do those even exist?) so I can’t listen to the TV’s at the gym and I keep forgetting my headset so I can’t listen to music (gotta get one in my gym bag.)
Anyone else have this problem? I need to get over it because I’m hoping to run a 1/2 Marathon in Feb of 2014 which around here means ALOT of indoor training. I’ve read a lot of hints on this (in fact here is a great blog post from a fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador on treadmill running) but I can’t fix my brain, any suggestions?