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Which session do you hate?

  • Speed work

    Votes: 6 42.9%
  • Hill work

    Votes: 5 35.7%
  • Long slow runs

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lonely runs...whatever pace

    Votes: 3 21.4%

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Which training session do you hate?

Speedwork for me. Short sprints are ok but the 1 mile time trial affairs...yuk!
 

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I find the longer slower runs help 'blow the cobwebs away'. Although I know the benefits of the faster sessions, I feel better if I go out further. Lately having got fed up with some routes, I now drive a few miles, dump the car then run a new circuit, and it feels great.
 

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Grrr, the dreaded treadmill! :mad:

Whats the longest run you can do on that thing?

5k is my limit. After that I just want to throw myself off the damn thing to ease the boredom!
 

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I trained for a marathon on a treadmill.
I had to do 2 sessions of 90 mins to do a 3 hour run.
From memory I think I watched 2 6 Nations games whilst running so time flew by!
 

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Nellie said:
Think I'll try that Bagpuss I've been getting bored with my runs and with the weather being so bad i've reverted back to the treadmill!
Hi Nellie,

Yes, give it a go, sad to use the treadmill too much. Many of my routes are really muddy now, i know some people like that, but some are so 'sticky' that I can't actually run.

I just drive somewhere different, with somewhere 'safe' to leave the car, or get someone to drop you off somewhere (not 20 miles away though!) and then get a buzz from a total change of scenery, it works wonders!

Best of luck,

Lyn.
 

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I dont know how you did it Steve!

No matter what I watch on the TV I still get bored! I find the treadmill more tiring aswell.
 

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Grim determination I guess bone idle.

I agree that treadmill running can be more tiring as I tend to go at my normal steady pace or faster whereas when running outside I will slow down or even stop every now and then.
 
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