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On tonight’s episode of “Treadmill Running”

October 24, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’m not a person to “need” headphones when I workout, but in a gym I find them very, very good to have. Well, tonight I forgot them and I’ll take it as a lesson learned to always remember my headphones.

Anyway, tonight I had planned on running 5 miles on the treadmill, but it just wasn’t going to happen. Headphones make treadmill running much easier, but without them it’s just dull. I did pull out 3.5 miles with a half mile at a 7:53 pace and four quarter-mile intervals steadily faster. The last one was in a 6:58 pace. All told I actually ran 4 miles today since I got in a half mile with my dog earlier. I closed out the night at the gym with 1.1 miles on the elliptical machine.

Now that I’ve gone to the gym a few times, it definitely feels normal. I can’t believe it’s something I have never done before. I think there are so many assumptions about who goes to gyms, but none of them are true. All sexes, genders, races and weight classes are well represented where I go. With the gym moving in a couple of months to a nicer facility, I’m sure the crowd of all faces and body types will continue to grow.

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  1. D10
    October 24, 2008 at 11:16 am

    I agree, headphones are key when running on a treadmill, especially at the gym. Sounds like you got a great run in.

  2. Jason
    October 24, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Yeah, you can drive yourself batty without headphones on a treadmill.

    Glad the gym is working out 🙂

  3. Andrew is getting fit
    October 25, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Headphones are definitely a must!

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