Anyone know how to pass boredom on the treadmill ??

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27/10/2002 at 16:40
Just finished a 20 mile run on the treadmill. The most boring run of my life. Racked my brains of something sane to think off, but to no avail. Any ideas. With the wheather getting worse I'll be stuck going to gym every day to get my training done. So I'm DESPERATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLS HELP
27/10/2002 at 16:44
I ran half an hour on the treadmill today and was bored within two minutes.

How you managed 20 miles is beyond me - well done. How long did it take you?
27/10/2002 at 16:47
Hi Fi,

ran at 5min per km. Ended up doing it in 2h40. That's why I need help. Bored is not the word. And then also it's way to hot in there.
27/10/2002 at 16:57
Are you able to wath TV? Then watch something, that is even more boring, so you feel running on a treadmill as interesting ;-)
Or better, watch something interesting. For me, running in a treatmill in the gym is the only possibility for watching german fottball, so I can run for 90 minutes, inkl. ads.
Without, I just can go for a warm up.
27/10/2002 at 16:58
20 miles on a treadmill ?? Is that a good idea ??? Perhaps you should use a gym like mine which has a socket for headphones on each treadmill so you can listen to music / tv while you are running ...

2 hrs 40 though .... was there a queue behind you when you finished ??
27/10/2002 at 17:02
You did 20 Miles - I did 20 Mins - though I'd have prefered doing the 5K Race that I couldn't do for fear of wind damage...rant...moan...whinge
27/10/2002 at 17:02
My head would have been porridge!!!!!!!!
27/10/2002 at 17:12
Wow! My brain was mush after doing 10k on one for 50 minutes!

One of the instructors down our gym apparently holds the world record for 50 miles on a treadmill!

My only tips are to keep changing the screen display to give yourself some variety. Used to play games like seeing how accurately I could judge two minutes without looking at the timer, or trying to think of things for each letter of the alphabet e.g. people's names etc.

Alternatively get some friends to run past with bushes, trees etc to make it look like you're running outdoors!
27/10/2002 at 17:26
I think treadmills should be for topping up.I leave my big runs for outside no matter the weather.Better views, not as boring.Keep your porridge for early morning winter runs.
27/10/2002 at 17:28
Yeah I do that whole alphabet thing. I try to think of as many rude words as I can beginning with each letter! It's great fun, though I've nearly fallen off twice, being so distracted and giggling when I'm particularly pleased with myself - and you do get some funny looks from other gym goers.

27/10/2002 at 18:02
Just one comment. Why?
27/10/2002 at 18:07
It seems to me you're working on mental training - keep focused - rather than physical training. i couldn't do it!
27/10/2002 at 18:14
Well done, thats a very hard run to achieve and ive done plenty of long runs on the treadmill, not quite as long as that.

But I did complete 26.2 miles on an indoor rower and boy that was boring and painful on certain parts of the body, 200m to go and my legs siezed up and they couldnt bend so i used my arms while legs were outstretched infront of me.

What we do for charity eh!
27/10/2002 at 19:09
Sorry - the only thing I tend to pass on the treadmill is wind...
27/10/2002 at 19:12
Dont start SS
27/10/2002 at 19:15
I bet the chicks were impressed though.
27/10/2002 at 19:17
Look Benz - I am desperately looking for an excuse right now - to stay in all night! I can't find any more single posting threads to answer - so what else can I do!!!!!
27/10/2002 at 19:18
Out girl, NOW
or go to the gym:)
Are you due a rest day?
27/10/2002 at 19:20
Had it yesterday! Gym's closed....and MrSS isn't home yet to look after mini...so I just have to wait....and worry!
27/10/2002 at 19:24
SS how scared are you of Ron
look youve gotta live as well, and sometimes running aint convenient
so dont feel guilty, (prob no point me saying that)
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