Just for the record...17 miles is freakin' long. It was literally the longest run of my life! I really needed a successful long run to get my heart back into marathon training. The high heat and humidity around here lately mean that most of my runs are slow, interrupted by walking breaks, and usually get cut short a little. So when I saw I had a 17 miler on the schedule, I decided to use a guest pass at a local gym to get the run inside.
17 miles = 2 hours, 45 minutes (9:42 pace)
Yes, I spent nearly 3 hours on a treadmill facing the wall. And guess what? I LOVED IT! The gym has cardio machines with TVs, so I watched some news, lots of E! and an episode of Chopped to make the time go by faster. The best part of all? When I stopped to finish, and the treadmill said 7 miles (I ran the first 10 and went for water) and the guy next to me said, "Wow, I've never seen a girl run 7 miles on a treadmill before." You have NO IDEA how satisfying it was to say, "Actually, I just ran 17."
Any guesses what I was ready to do after 17 miles on a treadmill? If you guessed eat supermarket sushi in the parking lot, you're right! Hubs and I split some tuna and salmon nigiri, and then went with some rolls with salmon, cream cheese, cucumber, and brown rice.
|Tuna and salmon nigiri with white rice|
|Cream cheese, salmon, cucumber and brown rice rolls|
After an ice bath and a little cleaning around the house, I have officially retired to the couch. If you need me, I'll be doing a combination of blogging/watching Lifetime movies, with only these two guys to keep me company.
Would you rather run your long run in 80 degrees & 85% humidity or on a treadmill?
I know some people get bored on treadmills--I guess I'm not one of them. I know it's definitely easier to run on a treadmill, so I make sure to keep the incline at a minimum of 1%. Can't beat it in the summer!
Are you a sushi fan? What's your absolute favorite?
Love it! It is sad that I actually loved this stuff from the Kroger? Maybe I was just hungry after my long run, but it really was good! I usually get tuna on it's own or nigiri-style with white rice. (Although I have been known to down a few shrimp tempura rolls!)
P.S.--Last chance to enter my Handful Bra GIVEAWAY! I'll pick the winner tonight!