Today's TOTR topic is scenes from summer running. My long-time readers will know I take summer as an off-season because it's too hot to stay motivated the entire summer. Throw in little air movement in the fitness room, and I just don't want to.
Instead, I use the treadmill. I don't consider it a dreadmill like I used to. I knew I had to make peace with it when I moved to Texas, and I've been fine with it. I did go a little bonkers when I had 10-mile and 11-mile runs on it, but you do what you gotta do.
I try to keep my intervals fun during the summer. Since my base pretty much stuck around during the month I took off after Tink, I can play around with the running interval, either time or speed, to change things up and not get bored. If I did the same run over and over, then I would get tired of running inside. The key is to keep it fun. I'll put sports on the TV to keep me motivated, and I've even watched marathons and triathlons (thank you NBCSports!). It's easier to keep going when I'm watching other people bust ass in their competitions.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.