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  1. Jenny
    October 28, 2011

    My longest treadmill run is 21 miles – and i will NEVER, EVER do that many on a treadmill again. It. Was. Awful! Like you said, major props to those you can do it on a regular basis. I don’t mind doing up to 13 because that is about a TV movie length but after that – forget it!
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    • Meghann
      October 28, 2011

      21?! Wowza! You rock for that one.

  2. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    October 28, 2011

    6 is my longest and I’d like to keep it that way! It’s the sole reason that from last Dec-March my runs never exceeded that length. Too boring! Especially in my basement with no TV to distract me.
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    • Meghann
      October 28, 2011

      Yeah, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been able to survive without a tv. That is the one shining light with the treadmill.
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  3. Aine @ Something to Chew Over
    October 28, 2011

    I never use a treadmill at all – I don’t have one and I’m not a member of a gym. It’d be great when it’s raining!
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  4. Lindsey
    October 28, 2011

    Well last winter while I was marathon training we had some nasty cold weather (-30 Celsius!) so I had to do a lot of long runs on the treadmill, my longest was 28km so just over 17 miles! It was trying for sure!
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  5. Cat @Breakfast to Bed
    October 28, 2011

    no more than 11. I have to have tv. I have to have distraction. It drives me bonkers.
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  6. Cait’s Plate
    October 28, 2011

    I’m always so jealous of your Friday runs! I wish I could start my Fridays off with a long run!!

  7. Mary @ food and fun on the run
    October 28, 2011

    I can not run more than 6 on a treadmill! I guess I could if I absolutely had to, but I can say that I would rather run in the rain, snow, etc. than on the treadmill. I just get so bored. I have a hard time doing things like reading a magazine or watching tv because of the movement. I really just don’t like it.

    But seriously, major props to anyone that can bust out 20 miles on a treadmill!
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  8. Rachel
    October 28, 2011

    I think you should be more ‘Operation Beautiful’ towards the treadmill. Don’t think negative thoughts about it. Just be happy you can run and do it!

    • Meghann
      October 28, 2011

      ha! I like this mind set πŸ™‚

  9. Jen
    October 28, 2011

    I ran 10 miles on the treadmill once because it was storming bad outside–it wasn’t too bad, except the treadmill re-set itself like twice. ha! as long as i have a TV in front of me its okay. I still prefer the outdoors though.
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  10. kathleen @ the daily crumb
    October 28, 2011

    ugh. treadmills are brutal. i had to do a 10 miler once and it was almost the end of me.
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  11. Khushboo
    October 28, 2011

    15 kilometers has been my longest, and I actually have 16 planned for Monday morning- eeks! If you thinking resetting at 60 minutes is annoying, you’d hate my gym- it resets after 32 minutes, gah!
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  12. Ali @ Ali Runs
    October 28, 2011

    My farthest run on the treadmill was 10 miles this past winter. When it comes to running on the treadmill vs. running in the snow, the treadmill will win every time.
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  13. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    October 28, 2011

    Nice work Meghann! Last week my co-worked thought I was crazy when I told him I run 8.5 miles in an hour regularly on the treadmill. He asked how I do it, and I said that I’m not really sure – I just put on my iPod and go! It doesn’t feel that long to me any more, but when I was training for a marathon a while ago, I ran for an hour and 20 mins… I’d planned a long run that day, outside, but the weather was terrible! I can’t remember how far I got in that time, but I’m guessing it would have been around 11.3 miles.
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  14. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine
    October 28, 2011

    Treadmill runs are hard. No question. I’ve been running on the treadmill a lot lately b/c I’m such a scaredy cat about running outside by myself, but I just need to find a really populated trail, b/c I’m over the treadmill!
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  15. Courtney
    October 28, 2011

    I think my longest has been around 9 or 10 miles. I really like running in the rain, though, so I took advantage of that this morning. πŸ™‚
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  16. Holly
    October 28, 2011

    I did 9 on the treadmill last winter when it was too icy to run outside. I had to break it up into three 5K’s and I got off for some H2O after each one. Thankfully I did have the TV and a marathon of Get It Sold to help me finish!

  17. Laura @ Backstage Balance
    October 28, 2011

    Ugh I hate the dreadmill!
    My longest was 10 miles… My friend was staying with me and needed to get in a training run for her upcoming FULL IronMan. Which was great but we had been out late and were hangover! I had to go with her because it was my gym, and we sweated out our hangovers that morning.
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  18. Army Amy*
    October 28, 2011

    I’m like you, 5 is my treadmill max.

    I’m glad you’re watching Army Wives, too! I started watching it on Netflix a few months ago. At first I wasn’t into it, but now I’m hooked!*
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    • Meghann
      October 28, 2011

      I’m hooked too! I was so excited when I saw the new season 5 episodes were now available vis instant play. πŸ™‚

  19. Sara
    October 28, 2011

    I have run 19 on a treadmill before, and 18, and 16, and several 10-14 milers. It’s really not all that bad. During the winter, when we have snow days (I’m a teacher), one of my favorite things to do is my long run in the middle of the morning while watching all the morning talk shows – the Today show, Regis & Kelly, Rachael Ray show. I actually look forward to this so much! Kinda twisted.
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  20. Christy
    October 28, 2011

    I’m training for my first half marathon on the treadmill because I am too scared to run outside by myself! I have to go super early in the morning when it’s dark and I can’t find a running partner. Tomorrow is my 8 miler on the treadmill and I am wondering how to keep motivated. The gym has TV’s but due to the hour there is never anything good on!

  21. wymberley
    October 28, 2011

    Im training for my first marathon on the mill because of Texas heat. 18 is my record. I even did my half marathon on it after the outdoor race was cancelled because of a monsoon.
    I worry about running outside! I hope it compares as far as pace and ability. 8 on the mill is a long one. Not long enough for a movie, too long for one show. Poop! and isn’t that SO annoying when things shut down and reset. It is my cue to potty.
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  22. Kat @ balanceandspice
    October 28, 2011

    I’ve run 10 freakin’ miserable miles on a treadmill. Living in NYC in winter, the treadmill becomes a friend. Come to think of it, that’s probably why I quit ironman training a few months after moving from L.A. to New York. The cold just wasn’t worth it, nor was toiling hours away on the dreadmill.

  23. lauren
    October 28, 2011

    “I prompted the phone on the treadmill and watched 1.5 episodes of Army Wives.”

    How does one “prompt” their phone on a treadmill? Please, please, please proofread!!!!

    Also, your LinkedIn profile states that you got your college degree in “Humaities.” I believe you mean “humanities.”

    Florida State University
    BA, Humaities, Communications
    2003 – 2007

    • Meghann
      October 28, 2011

      I did proofread this post, but missed that error. Heck, if that’s the only error you found, I’ll count this as a win. πŸ˜‰ Sorry, bad joke.

      I also corrected my Linkedin profile. I had not checked my profile in a while, so thank you for letting me know.

      • lauren
        October 28, 2011

        Your sense of humor is appreciated πŸ™‚

  24. Christina @ Just Running
    October 28, 2011

    I avoid the treadmill, but I’ve been out past 1 a.m. in the rain getting in my 20 miles.

  25. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats
    October 28, 2011

    I’m pretty sure my longest was 6… wasn’t too bad though because GMA was on the big screen and I was done in well under an hour. Plus watching other people can be distracting. Not sure I could do more than 8 or 10 though….
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  26. Krystina (Organically Me)
    October 28, 2011

    Haha, my longest treadmill run has been 2 miles. πŸ˜›

  27. Emily@SavoryandSavage
    October 28, 2011

    congrats on the long treadmill run – I could never make it 8 miles!

    I wonder if boredom increases hunger – that would explain why I am ravenous every time I step off the treadmill:-)
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  28. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    October 28, 2011

    Longest run on a treadmill–17.5 baby!!! I loved it. I am weird, I know. But I must say, after all that training on a treadmill, I think I burned out for awhile. I could only do 3-5 miles for a bit there. Now, with a movie or good music, I could go and go and go…… haha.

    You’re not a baby-outside running is prettier for sure! hah.
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  29. Kate
    October 28, 2011

    13. When I slipped a disc in my back two winters ago, for some reason regular running was excruciating but treadmill running didn’t bother it at all. Since I was in the early stages of marathon training I didn’t want to miss my long runs, so i did them on the treadmill until I could run on pavement again. Best trick I learned was to pick a long (7-8 minute), fast paced song (“Sandstorm” by Darude works exceptionally well) and speed up by 0.1 every minute of the song, then return back to your normal pace at the end of the song. Speeds things up and keeps them interesting!

  30. Laura
    October 28, 2011

    my longest treadmill run was 18 miles. i did 3 sets of 6 miles lasting 3 HOURS. i was training for a marathon (that i didn’t end up running) and was in a very bad place with an ED. ahhh never again!

  31. Mallory @ It’s Only Life
    October 28, 2011

    nice job on the run! my longest treadmill run was 10 miles. crazy, i know. somehow it doesn’t bother me- i just kind of zone out to my music or a tv show.
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  32. Hillary
    October 28, 2011

    I think my longest was 9, and it was not fun. Not fun at all!
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  33. Kimra
    October 28, 2011

    I’ve never done more than an hour/6ish miles, partly because my gym treadmills have a 30-minute limit. The idea of switching treadmills more than once in a workout just holds no appeal to me!
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  34. Evan Thomas
    October 28, 2011

    All treadmills shut themselves off after an hour. It’s so annoying. I’m just getting warmed up!
    I think my longest treadmill run was 17 miles a couple years ago. I’ve only ran on it once so far this season. It’s not my favorite, but with Netflix and Wi-Fi it’s not the worst, either.
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    • Sana
      October 28, 2011

      “It’s so annoying. I’m just getting warmed up!”
      I forgot you are a SUPERSTAR runner now πŸ˜‰

  35. Monica C.
    October 28, 2011

    My longest treadmill run was 18 miles. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I love the treadmill as an alternative to the undulations the roads outside and the fluctuating temperatures. Sometimes I want to escape the 105 degree temps in Dallas and the hills in my neighborhood and just zone out on the treadmill.

    Check out speedy Emz – she does all of her training on the treadmill, even a 24 hour run that she did for charity: http://royalpitatoias.blogspot.com
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  36. Alaina
    October 28, 2011

    I did 7 miles once on the treadmill in Dallas. There was no way I was running outside, but I needed to get the training in. I had David next to me and music in my ears. It sucked, but I made it through.
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  37. Lauren
    October 28, 2011

    I was training for a marathon last winter, and my longest run (22 miles) happened to coincide with a major ice storm. Suffice to say…I ran 22 miles at the gym, on the treadmill, with a TON of new songs (only way I could possibly get myself motivated enough to run on a stationary device for 3+ hours). Ultimately, it wasn’t a horrible experience, but for the life of me I can’t remember a good portion of that run – I was just on autopilot.
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  38. Katherine
    October 28, 2011

    My longest treadmill run was 12 miles! If I am in the zone, and have mentally prepared myself for such a long run ahead of time, I can usually power through it. There’s no way I could set out on a long treadmill run on a whim. The 60 minute reset was SO annoying and distracting.

  39. Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather
    October 28, 2011

    8 miles is a huge accomplishment on the treadmil! I think the most i’ve done is 6, and that was rough. Way to stick with your plan!
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  40. michelle
    October 28, 2011

    Not sure if someone else has mentioned this (I haven’t read all the comments), but I read a blog where a woman did 100miles on at treadmill for a 24 hour charity event. She did a training run of 40+ miles on the treadmill. CRAZY!!

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  41. Sophie
    October 28, 2011

    I don’t really mind running on a treadmill aslong as I have something good to watch on tv (I tend to plan my workouts around this) but I’m always so scared that I will get too wrapped up in the tv and fall off!
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  42. Ashley @ This Is The Place
    October 28, 2011

    Haha no crazy long runs. I did 12 once. I was training for a half and visiting my parents in New England. A major blizzard hit, and I’m from San Diego. So the treadmill it was. UGH. Did 10 on the TM this fall when Hurricane Irene hit. The weather really is the only reason I’ll spend time on the gerbil-wheel.

  43. Kim
    October 28, 2011

    I’ve done 16. I don’t HATE the treadmill, but that was too long! We had subzero weather, though, and I won’t run outside in that! I definitely need something good to watch while on the TM. Music alone doesn’t cut it. πŸ™‚

  44. Jamie @ FoodinRealLife
    October 28, 2011

    Probably 6 miles. And it SUCKED.
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  45. Heather @ Better With Veggies
    October 28, 2011

    I did 16 a few years ago and it was terrible! It was either that our 16 miles outdoors in 95* heat, which sounded worse.
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  46. Emily
    October 28, 2011

    Ugh… Longest I have done is 6, but I am planning on training for a marathon in cold Ohio weather, so there might be a longer one coming up. Lame.
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  47. Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    October 28, 2011

    There was a time when I would run for 100 minutes on the treadmill.. and get in a little more then 10 miles. It wasn’t healthy though.. as i was doing it one or two times every week. Ugh. Makes me sad to think of those days πŸ™
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  48. jodie
    October 28, 2011

    The longest on a treadmill is 6.5, my plan in the next few weeks is ti tackle 10 on the mill.
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  49. Samantha
    October 28, 2011

    Wow some of the commenters have run crazy distances! My longest was 13. It was superbowl sunday a few years back when we lived in Ann Arbor and there were feet of snow on the ground. Normally that wouldn’t have bothered me but long winter runs there always required a thawing out and warming up period and we were hosting a party. So I needed to able to hop off the treadmill, shower and be ready to go. Thank God for a basement TV and movies!

    You’re not a baby at all, when I was running I’d take the outdoors (even if 10*f and a foot of snow for 15 miles) over the treadmill any chance I could. But as a mom of 2 young children and a regularly deployed husband, you make concessions where you must.

  50. MegaNerd
    October 29, 2011

    It’s pitch dark when I leave for work… and when I get home, too. πŸ™

    I hate running in the dark so I pretty much have been doing ALL of my workouts on the treadmill. I am actually really thankful for it, despite it being a bit boring. The most I’ve done is 9. If you do intervals (even long ones, like 4-5 minutes) it goes by WAY faster. Good job, 8 is still annoying.
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  51. Stacey @starpulp
    October 29, 2011

    7 miles!! It felt like forever!!!
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  52. Kathy
    August 24, 2012

    I’m training for my first marathon and rain has been falling endlessly the past weeks. I have been able to avoid it, but today I have to use the treadmill. I’m running 15 miles. I’m a slow runner and worried about my finishing time. I ran 6 miles on the treadmill Tuesday and it was pretty awful. Do you have any tips, suggestions? Can I survive??

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