Thursday, 27 May 2010

Mind numbing runs

Circumstances over the last two days have meant that I have been unable to get in the planned mileage and with regards to tonight, the planned interval session. Instead I had to make do with a quick 3 miles and yesterday 5 miles on the treadmill.

Treadmills obviously have their place and can be useful training tools, but doing any sort of mileage on them can be boring and mind numbing. Having talked to a number of people and read in a number of blogs, such as Sunflower Kisses recent post in Lace it up and run, where she covered 8 miles on the treadmill, I know a lot of people feel the same.

But check this out for a mind numbing run (and without a treadmill!):

In 1813 'Pedestrian George' Wilson, whilst in Debtors Prison, for a bet, covered 50 miles in twelve hours. He did the 50 miles in the small prison yard which measured 11yards by 8 yards!!

'Pedestrian George' Wilson was a famous pedestrian of the time and in 1816 covered 1000 miles, in Hull, in 17 days 23 hours 19 minutes and 10 seconds.

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