Friday, September 25, 2009

Marathon Training on a boat

I began training for the Richmond Marathon a few weeks ago, and as I mentioned in the last post I would be doing a 17 mile long run on the boat. Fortunately, the aircraft carrier has a treadmill in medical, so I was able to do that run without too much interruption while watching football last weekend.

Turns out running on a treadmill for that long gets a touch boring even if the football game is exciting (Jets vs Pats). I think it makes the running easier because the pace is so dialed in that you just have to keep up. It also gave me some nice time to relax and not be completely surrounded by people which is the norm on the boat.

I'm glad to be back on dry land so that I can run my 18-miler out on the roads tomorrow.