Today on the show I’m going a few easy treadmill miles with Emily Toia.
The running tool most runners dread is what she runs most of her miles on.
Emily is not your typical ultra runner, in case you were wondering.
Don’t Dread the Treadmill
Emily is an ultra runner that has finished six 100 mile races and eight 50 mile races.
Most years her mileage hovers around 4,000.
What makes Emily especially unique is that most of these miles are done on a treadmill.
Her love affair with her treadmill began out of necessity and she has come to enjoy it.
Training indoors has allowed her to not worry about planning routes, traffic, animals, and fluid/fuel shortages.
While she adores trails, the treadmill has allowed her to safely and easily train long and hard.
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Emily wasn’t always a high mileage runner.
After training and running her first marathon she pulled back on training and would run 3-4 miles at a time throughout the week.
After a few years of lower mileage, her desire to train intensely returned.
A normal week of running for Emily includes 5 days of running with 2 dedicated rest days.
Her mileage ranges anywhere from 65-100 miles depending on the week with a combination of easy runs and speed work.
Unconventional Charity Running
Most charity running takes places outside and in the form of races.
Emily is proving that raising money can take place in many different forms.
Running miles for causes close to her heart is what pushes her to do these challenging endurance feats.
Two of her charity runs included 24 hours on a treadmill along with a 100 miler.
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