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Treadmill vs. Outdoor running (Read 2017 times)

spacedcadet


    I used a treadmill exclusively over the Holidays, since I was staying in a hotel and in an Arab country where it was pretty hot outside and it would be utterly disrespectful as a woman to go out in my little shorts and vest. If I'd had the choice I'd have avoided the treadmill like the plague. I just don't get on with them. Generally because I feel like I'm virtually sprinting on the things when the speedometer tells me that I'm actually going slower than my road pace! Plus, I get bored senseless. I find that I can't concentrate on the TV and music isn't enough. I love the feeling of the wind on my back, of watching the end of the street get nearer and nearer, of looking behind me and thinking "Wow, I've come a long way!". Jake is right, being on a treadmill is like being a hamster in a wheel. Perhaps that's why my hamster always used to escape. Anything to avoid the wheel! Big grin
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