Monday, June 4, 2012

Winter Running


The cold weather has set in now, and the mornings are dark. For the Elvis Running team, this means no more early morning runs. It's just too cold and dark, even for us.

Does this mean the end of running until the warmer weather comes in spring, bringing light and motivation with it? No! The Elvis Running Team always has a plan up their sleeves. Our plan for Winter Running? Running indoors, on a treadmill.

It's very different from running outside. There's no beautiful scenery to look at as you fly (or pant) past. There's no fresh, cold, clear air, to suck into your tired lungs. There's no way anyone else can run with you, puffing out words of encouragement and promises of drinks breaks.

But, we can run. And it's warm. And I can finally start reclaiming some lost fitness after six weeks of being ill. And it means that we can run all the way through winter, right up until the warmer weather. Treadmill running is different, more solitary, but still good. It's all running.

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  1. I am glad you have a place to run still! Running outside is fun, until it gets cold.

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    1. It's also great for getting back into running after a break. We're so glad we don't have to stop. After a whole summer and autumn spent running outside, it would be terrible to be forced to a stop over winter.

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  2. You must live south of the equator!

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    1. Yes I do. And right now I'm so jealous of all those people north of the equator who are having summer while we're shivering down here.

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  3. I have nowhere near the coordination it takes to walk on a treadmill, much less run. We'll soak up some warm rays up here and think about you, how's that? ;-)

    And I tagged you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you're interested in participating stop by my blog for the details.

    - Jeff
    http://strandsofpattern.blogspot.com/

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    1. It took a little while for me to get used to walking on the treadmill. Now the only problem I have is when I get off and I roll around like a sailor who's been at sea too long.

      Soak up some lovely sun for me.

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