The beast in its subterranean hellhole, where natural air and light do not exist.
Da Nile is not just a river in Egypt; I've been living in it since graduation. I keep thinking that a run outside will be better, simply because that's what I WANT to do, but invariably it just turns into my own hellish version of Badwater, except in humidity and not *quite* as far 😀 I haven't been posting because I haven't been making much progress ... I may last 18 mins, 30 mins, but the relentless heat just feels like stupidly hard work and it's not fun or remotely enjoyable .
Even less fun though is the treadmill, but I have been doing a lot of reading and thinking and planning about running, and eventually came to realise that a lot of reading and thinking and planning about running - more than I am actually running - is counter-intuitive. Oh, who am I kidding, it's just dumb. Duh. So I've drawn up a training schedule for the treadmill and I'm committing to running inside for the rest of summer. Honestly, it shouldn't be/ have been such a difficult decision to make, but it flies against everything I want my running life to be. And I still find running on a treadmill ... tricky. I don't find it equal to running outside (outside is easier and more interesting) and with no air/breeze I get really hot and sweaty. But the beast does have some good programmes - I was on the Pacific Coast Trail this afternoon (!) - and some hills and things to mess around with, so I'm going to try to make the most of it.
I'll do three runs for the next few weeks then I'll be ready to begin the Bridge to 10K sessions. 10K on a treadmill? Bring it on. 🏃♀️💃