That is harder than most "tasks" in life. While it's a small percentage of people that will actually ever "run" a marathon there is probably only a sliver of the population that would have the mental focus, fitness and crazy mental happiness to stick out a run like that on the mill.
"That boy ain't all there, is he?"
gnarly... probably not a surprise but maggie used to do 4 hour runs (30 miles) on the treadmill when she lived in oklahoma and it was 100+ degrees with 1000000% humidity. full on mental toughness workout... i can barely make 30 minutes on treadmill.... or trainer.
4 hrs?! Wow.
Forces you to stay in the moment, that's for sure. Ironically.
Moving meditation....almost like Transcendental Meditation, repeating the same wordless mantra, staying at a given HR/PE, economy...elbows, landing.
I listened to a fascinating story (Hardcore History/Cyrus/Persia) but just stayed super chill and tuned in. Not so much mental toughness with an easy pace, more of a concentration exercise...or managing FOMO, guilt, selfishness anxiety? I'd rather be 20 feet away in my living room with the baby. Or hiking with the girls in the N. GA mtns.
"FOMO, guilt, selfishness anxiety? I'd rather be 20 feet away in my living room with the baby."
Yup. Keeps me available in case Holly or G needs anything or there's an emergency. That feeling eases as G gets more independent.
i totally get all that. I'm lucky that I work from home now 99% of the time so i'm around Maggie and Fi all day everyday. the only time I'm away is when i head out for a run. things would be totally different if i had to go in the office 40 hours a week.
It goes by faster if you cover up the time. I have done many long runs on the treadmill during tax season.
Vitargo Mike Wardian broke the WR for "50k on a Treadmill" this year on a Spartan cruise, on the final day of a week-long trip. They announced it to the entire boat. That night he learned he actually missed it by a minute. So he got up at 3:30am the next day and ran it again, faster, to break the WR by a minute...before the boat docked at 8:30. AND, he did burpees (tried to do burpees!) after finishing each one. Unbreakable!
he can definitely run a faster time!