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The Stages of Doing Your Long Run on a Treadmill

There are few things that make your blood run cold quite like looking out the window the morning you have a long run scheduled to see freezing rain, hurricane-level winds, or a blizzard that's dumping feet of snow on the ground every hour. Why? Unless you're super brave and a little bit crazy, those are the only extreme weather conditions that are going to force you to hit the gym—and the dreadmill—instead of the wide-open roads. Slogging through a half-hour run on the treadmill is bad enough, but when you have 13-plus miles on the schedule? Kill. Me. Now. We know your pain only too well.