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Treadmill running as % of annual mileage (Read 268 times)

    The other treadmill thread made me wonder how prevalent treadmill usage is around here.  I don't have easy access to a treadmill, so I only use one when I am traveling and have access to a hotel fitness center.  During the hot and humid summer, I really wished I had a treadmill.  I will probably feel the same way when it freezing cold this winter or even worse, 33 degrees, pouring rain and windy.  Nonetheless, I don't have one and probably won't buy one in 2013.

     

    I am really just curious and am not looking to rehash any of the debates around treadmill vs. outdoor running. 

     

    As for me, I will finish the year with about 1,000 miles, 22 of which were on the treadmill.  So, about 2%.  

    2013 goals: 800m: 2:20 | mile: 4:59 | 5k: 18:59 | 10k: 39:59 | HM: 1:32 | Marathon: 3:20

    happylily


      About 10% of my 2600 miles were on the road this year. Wink I guess I should feel bad, anguished, or guilty. But I don't. Big grin

       

      Right now, I'm training on the Boston course, which I downloaded on my TM at home. It's awesome and hopefully it will help me be better prepared come April 2013!

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

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

      4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     


      Muddling through

        I believe my total TM mileage over my lifetime is .02% of my total lifetime mileage.

        2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

        happylily


          I believe my total TM mileage over my lifetime is .02% of my total lifetime mileage.

           

          But was it at a 1% incline, George? If it was, then you don't have to worry. 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     


          Muddling through

            But was it at a 1% incline, George? If it was, then you don't have to worry. Big grin

             

            I'm inclined to think it was.

            2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


            Refurbished Hip

              0%, thankyouverymuch.  I run 100% outdoors. 

              happylily


                I'm inclined to think it was.

                 

                 

                hahaha...

                 

                Judging by the lack of responses in this thread, I guess I'm the only TM nut around here. I need to have my head checked soon. 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     

                BenTN


                  Exactly 00.000% of my lifetime miles.

                   

                  I've never set foot on one. However, I was tempted to use my brothers for speed work during the heat and humidity of summer. I just wasn't sure how his DW would react to me using it at 4:30 am. Okay, maybe I didn't use it because I had an idea how she might react. Smile

                  runmomto3boys


                    0%


                    Bad Ass

                      This year, 4. So 0.007%.

                      Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                      Hipfan


                      Proud Calgarian

                        I don't have a specific record here, but I'm willing to estimate that 350 of my miles (early in the year when I was a member of a gym that did not have a track) were done on a TM. If I that's true, then that's about 11.2% of my total mileage on a TM in 2012 to this point.

                         

                        Hmm...something doesn't sound right about that number, but I based that on 10 mpw on a TM (usually 2 times a week before fitness classes) and for the first 35 weeks of the year. (up to around Labour Day) It might be very well right, which really surprises me because I HATE the TM.

                        2014 Goals and PRs:

                        5k - 17:59 (18:17);  10k - 37:00 (36:42);   HM - 1:21:59 (1:24:21);   FM - whatever (3:05:46)

                        stealth_rnr


                          I run mostly on a TM. Because it's in the back bedroom and I can.

                           

                          We don't have tree covered trails here. Mostly dirt. And when the wind blows, which is a lot of the time, we have blowing dirt. 

                           

                          It's run on the sidewalks, or share the roads with cars. I did the 15-18 milers outside a couple of years ago. Then I got a TM.

                          Hipfan


                          Proud Calgarian

                            hahaha...

                             

                            Judging by the lack of responses in this thread, I guess I'm the only TM nut around here. I need to have my head checked soon. Big grin

                             

                            Counting you're going to Boston 2013, I don't think you need to have your head checked anytime soon. Maybe a urine test to make sure you're not cheating and are actually super-human! Big grin

                            2014 Goals and PRs:

                            5k - 17:59 (18:17);  10k - 37:00 (36:42);   HM - 1:21:59 (1:24:21);   FM - whatever (3:05:46)

                              3 of my 5 runs a week are spent on the treadmill! But my long runs are always outside!!

                              Completed my first half marathon 2:09:04!!!


                              Misty

                                I ran on it a bunch over the summer. I live in Louisiana and found it took me a lot longer to recover/rehydrate when I ran outside every day. Plus, it was tough for ne to hit my paces during speedwork in such high tempos and dew points. So I did most of my longer runs/speedwork on the TM during the hottest months. I PR'd my July 5k and ran a good 15k race during the time when I was hitting the TM the most. So for me, outside is preferable but I don't mind the treadmill.

                                Bless your heart.

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