Although it was a pretty average day in the weight room, I cruised to a personal best (within the last few years) of 25 minutes running at a pace ranging from 5 to 6.5 mph. Overall tally:
Time: 30 Minutes (3 minute warm up walk/25 minute run/2 minute cool down)
Distance: 2.75 miles
So what’s my secret? After I finish my warm-up walk I put a towel over the time read out on the treadmill and just run to a pre-set song list in my I-Pod. When the songs run out I stop running. It keeps me moving; I no longer feel tempted to check the time; and the music keeps my mind of the misery that is running.