"Which would you chose? AM treadmill run or PM outdoor run in 50F weather?"
I loved all the responses (If you didn't see the comments, you should check it out) but it didn't really help my delimma.
I guess I should have put in more background information.
On most Thursdays this is my schedule -
4:35am Alarm goes off
4:35-4:50am Get dressed, brush teeth, pour coffee
4:50am Leave for gym
5:00am Arrive at gym
5:03-5:51am Run on treadmill at gym
5:52-5:59am Walk to Total body class, set up equipment
6:00-7:00am Total Body class
7:03-7:25am Shower and get dressed at gym
7:25am Leave gym and drive to work
Its a pretty intense morning but after doing this for over a year now, I have the schedule perfected. I pack my lunch and breakfast the night before and have my gym bag packed before I go to sleep. I lay out my clothes to be worn to the gym to make the morning go even quicker.
|Not very awake at 5am at the gym|
But now that the nice weather has finally decided to arrive, I am torn between the AM treadmill run and the PM outdoor run.
On one hand, running before Total Body class is awesome because I get to run and I get my cross training done all before 7am. Then I have my evening completely free to clean the house, do laundry, or whatever else I need to do around the house. But on the other, I have to get up super early and run on the treadmill which is not so awesome.
Waking up to go to Total Body class in the morning and then coming home to run after work is just tough for me because 1) showering twice in one day is just not fun for me and 2) I hardly ever feel like working out after work no matter how nice the weather.
Today is supposed to be the first nice day in a VERY long time and I wanted to take advantage of the warm 50F weather by running outside but instead I got up at my usual Thursday morning wake up and went to the gym and ran on the treadmill. It wasn't so bad to run on the treadmill this AM because it was super cold outside (25F) and the run was actually pretty awesome. After warming up for 10 minutes, I ran a 35 minute progression run starting at 8 min miles (7.5 mph on the treadmill) and increasing every 5 minutes, ending at 7:20 min miles (8.1 mph) then cooled down for about 0.4 miles before I was out of time and had ran off to TBC class.
Of course I would have loved to run outside but it just seemed more convenient and time saving to run at the gym. Maybe once the weather gets to be nicer in the mornings, I will try and run outside before TBC class.
Which would you choose??