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Sitting in winter wonderland here. I need to get a 2.5hr run in today. Roads are plowed, but very icy. Looks like I'm stuck on the dreadmill at the gym. I've only run on one once... I'm needing to run 2.5hrs at about an 8:40 pace. What settings do I need?
 

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OUCH!! Two and a half on a dreadmill. I feel your pain!!! A setting of 6.9 will give you a 8:41 pace. Hopefully they have a TV at your gym to keep your mind occupied. A really dress down. It gets so much hotter in the gym. No wind you know.
 

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2.5 hours on a treadmill sounds painful! I don't run much on a treadmill, but I've found after about 30-40 minutes my brain kinda goes to sleep and all the running after that is more tolerable.
 

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Thanks! The last time I ran for an hour and was about ready to bash my brains into the wall. The gym is probaby closed anyway. Everything else is, and we're not seeing anything moving on the road this morning. So I'm probably going to be stuck on the ice. What really sucks is it's going to be in the 50's by the end of the week. Why am I doing a spring 'thon???
 

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Can you get some good core workout at home today and do your long run in a couple of days? Seems safer, saner, and so much more fun!!<br><br>
PS: I am guessing you are in Ohio?? With all the news reports of record snow there.
 

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2.5 hours on the hamster wheel <img alt="shock.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/shock.gif"><br><br>
Ouch. I'm cringing for you. I like Kristine's idea of pushing it off until the roads get clear. The only time I have fun (relatively speaking) on the dreadmill is when I do an interval workout.
 

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I've done a few 2+ sessions on the dreadmill not that i enjoyed it - but you can get it done. I suggest positioning a fan pointing at you while you run and putting on a movie
 

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Music was key for me, I just zoned out. I have also done combination runs, part outside and then on the mill to break things up. It's not pleasant bu gets it done.
 

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The only thing that keeps me sane on the treadmill is varying pace and incline. If you keep it at one setting for 2.5 hours you will go crazy.
 

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Sigh... still snowed in. Attempted a road run, and that just wasn't happening. So, tomorrow I'll be heading to the gym. Thanks for the suggestions!!!
 

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I feel your pain. Good luck getting out there.
 

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How about stairs in the house?<br>
Hear you have 20 inches too, you don't wanta be out in that, you'll break an ankle then no spring 'thon.<br>
The good news is it's going to rain all week so you'll be able to do the swim in your front ya<br>
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If the river is already overflowing and we have 2 feet of snow on the ground and it's going to rain 'through the end of the workweek' <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif">
 

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Go to this site and print the treadmill chart out on the right, it gives adjusted pace by inline setting in MPH--pretty slick<br><br><a href="http://www.checkersac.org/" target="_blank">http://www.checkersac.org/</a>
 
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