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Why do so many runners frown upon the TM? (Read 237 times)

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Dreamer

    You must still be hungry, because you ate the half this time.

     

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    Bad Ass

      Damn it. I need coffee!

       

      Either that or I'm a TM elite athlete.

       

      You must still be hungry, because you ate the half this time.

      Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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      Nevrgivup


        Thanks for all your thoughtful responses.  After reading through this, I realized how silly I am to care what other people think. If they have something to say than they aren't worth my time anyway.

        Running is my mental-Ctrl-Alt-Del. 


        YAYpril - B-Plus

          A coworker of mine runs sometimes - he's finished 2 HMs. He seriously frowns upon the treadmill and refers to it as "not real running." Screw him - I'd rather run on the TM than not run at all. I don't love it but I watch Netflix on my phone so I stay moderately occupied. I need to use one tonight because it will just be too cold for me (I have lots of cold gear but no face protection). Tonight is 7 miles with hills, so at least I'll get to push a lot of buttons to keep it interesting.

          RunTomRun


          Wickedly Average

            For me, the treadmill is exceedingly boring. Yes, I can immerse myself in television while I run. Yes, when the weather stinks, I use the TM. Yes, it's convenient and doesn't require a road trip. But given the choice, I'd much prefer running outdoors.

             

            So, I use the TM, but I prefer outside running.

            Tom (formerly known as PhotogTom)

            5K - 25:16, 10K - 55:31,  15K - 1:20:55,   HM - 1:54:54

            kristin10185


            I race in SparkleSkirts

              I cannot stand the TM but I think I am going to make myself learn to like it. I am having a really tough time getting over ITBS, so it is probably a good idea to do a little tredmill running when I am able to tolerate running again....softer surface, no camber, can elliminate hills completely. It would also allow me to do only a few mins of running, then do something else that won't irritate the ITB as much and get a full workout in. Whereas getting all bundled up in winter running layers to go outside for a run that will probably be less than a mile would be a huge pain in the ass and I'd spend more time getting ready than actually running. I'm in no position to EVER criticize how anyone chooses to run. I think it's great if someone is runnibg...outside or the TM. My gym has an individual TV on each TM so maybe with a show to watch it won't be so bad.... we'll see.

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              Mmmmm...beer

                I don't care for running on them, but sometimes you have to (like when I'm out on a ship, or in a hotel and it's over 100* outside).  I'm looking to pick one up to keep in the garage, with a tv on the wall it shouldn't be too bad.  It'll be handy for when the weather is really nasty.

                 

                Last week I was able to run for an hour on a tm without music, just staring at the wall.  Can't say it was the most enjoyable experience I've ever had, but at least I got the miles in.

                 

                I certainly would never look down on anyone for exclusively training on a tm.

                -Dave

                My running blog

                2015 Goals | sub-18 5k | sub-37 10k | sub-1:23 HM | sub-3 M


                Bad Ass

                  Pfffttt.  I run in that outside all the time.  Just Do It!

                   

                  I don't care for running on them, but sometimes you have to (like when I'm out on a ship, or in a hotel and it's over 100* outside).  I'm looking to pick one up to keep in the garage, with a tv on the wall it shouldn't be too bad.  It'll be handy for when the weather is really nasty.

                   

                  Last week I was able to run for an hour on a tm without music, just staring at the wall.  Can't say it was the most enjoyable experience I've ever had, but at least I got the miles in.

                   

                  I certainly would never look down on anyone for exclusively training on a tm.

                  Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                  "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                  happylily


                    TM running fits my personality. I like being in control and giving a purpose to each one of my runs. My TM allows me to do that. I have raced in many many different environments and types of weather and have mostly done well enough so far. I can't say that TM training has really had any negative effect on me, if not for the fact that it has made me 100% batshit crazy in the head. Big grin

                    PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                            Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                    4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     

                    Butter Tart


                      I hate running on treadmills.  To me, it's boring & tortuous and I will not do it.  I see treadmill running as being a different activity from outdoor running.  To me, the treadmill is to running what the stationary exercise bike is to riding a bike outdoors.

                       

                      That said, I don't fault anyone for running on a treadmill.  If you enjoy it, you should do it no matter what anyone thinks.

                       

                      I agree with this 100%. For me it feels nothing like what running outside feels like, it's a different activity altogether. When I finish a run on a treadmill I don't feel like I've "gone for a run", just like a stationary bike doesn't feel like "going for a bike ride".  The only reason I can occasionally make myself tolerate it is because it will keep me in "running shape" so that I stay fit for what I really want to do, which is run outside.


                      Bad Ass

                        That's how I feel.  Especially since the TM is so easy as compared to my outside conditions I don't feel like I've pushed at all.

                         

                         

                        I agree with this 100%. For me it feels nothing like what running outside feels like, it's a different activity altogether. When I finish a run on a treadmill I don't feel like I've "gone for a run", just like a stationary bike doesn't feel like "going for a bike ride".  The only reason I can occasionally make myself tolerate it is because it will keep me in "running shape" so that I stay fit for what I really want to do, which is run outside.

                        Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                        Blog

                        "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                        So_Im_a_Runner


                        Go figure

                          Damn it. I need coffee!

                           

                          Either that or I'm a TM elite athlete.

                           

                           

                           

                          I love that gourds TM elite!

                          PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)

                          So_Im_a_Runner


                          Go figure

                            How does autocorrect make "you're" gourds!

                            PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)

                            MrNamtor


                            DON'T TREAD ON ME

                              I can't say that TM training has really had any negative effect on me, if not for the fact that it has made me 100% batshit crazy in the head. Big grin

                               

                              LOL. I don't even have that excuse.


                              YAYpril - B-Plus

                                Bwahahaha!!

                                 

                                How does autocorrect make "you're" gourds!