The inspiration for this "Most Boring Workout On Earth" comes from Chrissie Wellington. The following is a quote from her book "A Life Without Limits":
There is a lot of repetitive activity in an athlete's life, particularly in ironman, and you need to learn to handle it. The best way of improving your capacity to endure boredom is to endure boredom. Spend time training on your own and challenge your mind to stay focused. We had a room in Leysin that we called the dungeon, where the treadmill was. It was airless with no windows and if you stretched your arms out you could touch either wall. It smelled of the sweat and tears of previous workouts. The radio was broken. Brett used to send athletes down there for sessions. He made some... run entire marathons down there"We don't just have to train our bodies for sport, you also have to train your brain. In the ultra marathon I am running this summer, I know I will be out on the trails alone for a very long time, and I won't have the luxury of watching a season of the Girls Next Door when things get monotonous. This is when training your mind to stay engaged will come in handy!!
Which do you find harder, running outside or treadmill running?
- treadmill x 295,902. I find the same pace MUCH harder on the treadmill than outside.
Do you watch tv while you run? Music?
- I prefer tv - music drives me nuts while I'm running. When I started running I couldn't run without it; now I don't ever listen to music while running. A friend recommended audiobooks though, especially for long training runs. I'm excited to try it!
Anyone having PANCAKES for dinner?
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