Jeanne of Not Born to Run fame recently waxed poetic about her deep loathing for
dreadmills treadmills. I concur enthusiastically and offer this video as visual evidence of perhaps the only worthwhile usage for these diabolical machines of rubberized, metalized, artificial speed.
While it would have been cooler to have walked my 5.5 miles this morning in an air-conditioned gym on the above mentioned treadzilla, it was worth enduring higher than preferred temperatures to enjoy a beautiful double-loop around the reservoir and spotting two stunning blue herons parading in an open field near the water's edge. [Blogger's disclaimer: I've avoided providing specific details on the temperature provided as to prevent being called a whimpy whoosypants by any East Coast and Mid-west running maniacs.] My pace was intentionally slow as I'm hoping for a 15 mpm pace in the marathon and I need to get some idea of how that pace feels before my scheduled 14 miler this Friday.