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Treadmill running today... Nah!


For the first time in my running journey I stepped on a treadmill today for a “change of scenery” at my local gym. I figured if the weather will be unpredictable in Jan and Feb I’ll have a backup option and I wanted to see if my performance was any different...

I hated it! The scenery was awful, there was a horrible smell in the air and I just didn’t enjoy it! My performance was much the same too haha!

Moral of the story... there is nothing quite like running in the beautiful outdoors and breathing in the fresh air 🌱🌿☘️🍃🌾🌸🌼🌺🏃‍♀️

Glad I tried it, but I won’t be doing that again 🙂

22 Replies

Well you tried and now you know!

🐱 Katnap 🐱

JaoJaoGraduate10 in reply to Katnap

I do x

Felt the same

JaoJaoGraduate10 in reply to emmat7

Now we know x


Have to agree with you. For emergencies only 😀

JaoJaoGraduate10 in reply to linda9389

It would have to be a colossus emergency 😂

linda9389Moderator in reply to JaoJao



🙋‍♀️ Me too, in my house it’s known as the ‘ dreadmill’, not sure exactly what emergency would have to happen to make me use it for any real length of time 🤔 (more than 10 mins in my book....😂) .....and there is no weather, or conditions I haven’t (or wouldn’t) run in........but, for those that have little or no choice they are a useful bit of kit......


JaoJaoGraduate10 in reply to Madge50

Dreadmill! That’s brilliant.


Thanks for trying this for the rest of us outdoor enthusiasts. I feel I'd be the same. Well done for completing the run though and extra incentive to get out in bad weather. Happy running and a happy healthy new year

JaoJaoGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Thank you Granny. It was so hard to complete the 5K it felt much longer than the outdoors


The dreadmill isn’t for me either, although it was the only option in Greece in the summer; I couldn’t run in 35° outside. Well done for trying, some people get on well with them, but there’s no substitute for the open air in my book!😊

JaoJaoGraduate10 in reply to Katiepops

a unanimous consensus!


This made me smile 😊 I’ve often wondered about going to the gym to run on the treadmill, but having done cycling on the turbo trainer and found it mind numbing I don’t thing a treadmill is for me either 😆

Bring on the rain 💪🏼

JaoJaoGraduate10 in reply to Rhedeg2019

Mind numbing... yes that’s it!


I'm with you there! I have a treadmill and hate it. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law who are training for an ironman just don't understand my distaste for it. But them again, I run for enjoyment and there isn't anything enjoyable about the treadmill. I'm doing a new 21day workout programme that has me scheduled for a 26 min run on the treadmill today. We'll see. It might just be done outside instead. Or I'll continue to be a rule (plan) follower and try the treadmill again 😫

JaoJaoGraduate10 in reply to SaskAlliecat

I would do it outside x it’s actually tougher to run outdoors than on the treadmill.


Oh blimey yes! I feel your pain! I thought it would be a good idea to try a 10k on the treadmill at the gym earlier in the year - never, ever, ever again!! There are only so many red cars and buses you can count whilst you stare out the window 🤪

JaoJaoGraduate10 in reply to TailChaser

Yep! It’s just not a good idea.. ever’


And that is the exact reason I’ll be handing my notice in at the gym any day now. I’ve been there maybe 6 times in 14 months and hated every step on the sweltering vile treadmill. So I totally get where you’re coming from JaoJao! 👊

Outside running all the way! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

JaoJaoGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

I will not take outdoor running for granted again!


I thought you wouldn’t like it JaoJao I have tried it and also the gyms indoor track and I absolutely hate it you can’t beat the great outdoors plus it’s boring at least you know now XX

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