Does watching olympic athletes run count as a workout?

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Are we watching the Olympics or a broken TV?  


I've been feeling sort of blah about my running since my 50K.  The week after I was a bit sore and ran a total of 11 miles for the week.  The following week I ran every single day but the first 5 days were all treadmill and I never did more than 5 miles a day.  I got to run outside on Saturday with a long run of 7 miles and then Sunday with 6 miles.  This past week I was tired, ran 5 days finishing the week with only 20 miles.  I managed to pick up my excitement level on the treadmill when the track and field events started on Friday.  I gave myself a gold in the treadmill 1500.  My nearest competitor was a 70 year old speed walker (wait we were competing in seperate events.)  I know my running is no where on par with any of the olympic athletes but watching them makes me run faster.  I try to move my legs and arms in the same way they move their legs and arms.  It might help.  This week I'm on track for at least a solid 30 miles.  30 miles is supposed to be my weekly minimum.  Studies show this is what I need to run weekly to keep my nacho and cheesy fry diet under control.