Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Not Gaining Ground

I hate treadmill running. When I run on a treadmill, I feel like I bump the speed up to a pace much faster than what I normally run on the roads because I would be running forever to complete the distance I need to at what feels like my normal pace. I am always astonished to see that I have covered virtually no ground when I check the distance at my usual timing points! Now, I know that literally I am not covering any ground, and that is another reason I hate treadmills. I read an article on the RunningPlanet website that cited the mental challenges of treadmills as a good thing when training for long distances. I just can't do it. I just can't ever seem to make it through a run on the treadmill, which I know means that I will just have to suck it up and start running on the road in the rain. I know some people love to run in the rain, but I hate rain. I also don't like getting dirty, so you will never see me doing a Tough Mudder or Warrior Dash race. I even told my sister I wouldn't run the Color Run with her for the same reason. It might be time to invest in a water resistant running jacket.



  1. I'm the opposite. I enjoy the treadmill bc I CAN track my speed much easier! I love running outside - in the perfect temperature, weather, uncrowded area, etc :-) I enjoy both... but I def run faster outside so it is harder for me to go my distance... and def harder to 'speed walk' like I do on the treadmill.

    1. I feel like I am the only person who doesn't like treadmills. I also hate running on a track for the same reason. I must just be weird!