It's bitter cold out today, again. F. But, I just finished up a good hour long run in my gym. I stepped up the pace today rather than simply running for comfort. After an hour and about a million laps, I would say I ran between 6.75-7 miles during the hour. My pace, averaged around 8:30-8:40/mile.
It felt strong to step up my pace today. The only real drawback is that in my gym, it feels like I am constantly turning at any quicker pace. I do change directions every 15 minutes so that I change the stressor points on my joints. It also helps break up the boredom.
I have switched from music to podcasts at this point as well. I have found multiple running podcasts on ITunes. I currently am rotating between AthleteonFire and UltraRunningPodcasts. After awhile, I totally tune the music out. The podcasts are fresh. However, I will not be listening to anything when I want to hit times or splits, etc. It is too distracting for me.
On a side note, I obviously changed the look of the site. I don't know if I really like it, but the other was to dark and dreary. I want it to be a little more uplifting. If you have an opinion, let me know. If you want to and know how to design blogger templates from scratch, let me know. I would love the help personalizing it.