Going Nowhere for 26.2 Miles

Yesterday, I had some work to do that I was able to do while on the treadmill. I have only run twice since my marathon on October 6th because of my pulled hamstring. I did 12 miles on Friday and it felt fine. I had wanted to get a long run in during the weekend to test it out over the long haul before I start my next program next week.

Since I didn’t get to do the run over the weekend, I decided to do it today while I did my work. I felt so good that the miles started going by quickly. I kept the first couple of hours at a 8:34 pace to not put too much stress on my hammy. I felt so good that I started thinking that maybe I should just go the distance because I wanted to see how it felt and to see how I could do with all the training I had put in prior to St. George (where I thought I would have been in more of a mid-3:20s shape instead of the 3:35 I ended up with, which was due to the hamstring). Well, it turned out that I turned in my 2nd best marathon time ever and only missed my PR (set at St. George) by a little bit. I felt great and even did the last couple of miles around 7:30 pace to finish my treadmill marathon in 3:37. That bests my treadmill time by 11 minutes!

How about all of you? Have you ever ran a marathon on a treadmill? What is your longest treadmill distance? The farthest I have ever gone on a treadmill was 70 miles – it is somewhat strange to cover that much distance all while on the same 60″ belt. 🙂

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Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
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