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Marathon Maniac # 3228
I am curious to see how you do outside..making the switch to the outside..
I would gladly sell you mine but my 13 yr old daughter has decided to start usinig it recently...
For some reason I just have a terrible time running on a treadmill. I can cover 4 miles outdoors in the time it takes me to run 3 miles on the TM and I feel less fatigued running outside....
I just can't figure it out...I only use it if its raining pretty hard out or there is a lightning storm happening....other than that it's out the door I go.
Good luck and I know you'll love being out in the fresh air more!
Tim - Do you still ref and where? Is that you in your avatar?
Me and my RP
Marion Shut it and Run
Treadmills=super boring. I find it's also way to easy to give up and get off, where as if you've run somewhere, and you still have to run home, you have a really good reason to keep running!
I don't know the actual breakdown (will probably get around to looking at some point), but i am pretty sure that 70%+ of my miles in 2007 were done on the treadmill. I now try to do more of my runs outdoors and must say it is more enjoyable, but unlike it seems everyone else on the thread i seem to run slower outdoors than on the treadmill - i think i am a bit worried that i might tire miles from home, and i have no idea about pace whilst outdoors - i don't look at my stopwatch between leaving home and getting back.
I only started running in Jan 2007, so felt extremely self concious running in front of people (in gym its a safer environment)
I did most of my training in my lunchtime from work, so need shower facilities etc - could just change at gym I suppose!
I do know that in my 12 week training for my first HM I only did 4 outdoor runs