OMG! I have not been on the treadmill (bought it about 18 mins ago) since I started this programme. However, today I thought given the heat it would be easier to run on the treadmill which is in my lovely cool garage than outside. How wrong I was! Was dripping with sweat 15 mins in. There's no breeze and nothing to look at. I put a program on the laptop as a distraction but that didn't really work. Horrible horrible horrible. Might be ok for intervals at some point but not continuous running. Not again. Would rather run outside in the midday sun!
Treadmill vs Outside...verdict!: OMG! I have not... - Couch to 5K
Hi Saartjie, I agree. 👍 I’ve tried to run on the treadmill in the gym at work but I’ve given up. The windows are above head height (at least my low 5 ft 5 in head!) 😂 so I don’t get any breeze and I can’t get along with it 😕
I suppose that might change when the weather gets colder later in the year, but I don’t think so 😉 I’ll just get some warmer gear. ☺️ We all like more running stuff from time to time, so that’s as good an excuse as any! 😂🤣
Happy running! 🏃♀️🏃♀️
This is making me think im a bit weird by not minding the treadmill 😂
I used to run on a treadmill before starting the programme and I did week 5 & 6 on the treadmill too. I can run faster on the treadmill than I can outside, but my issue is is that it’s just boring with not much to look at! I end up just focusing on the time. The treadmills at my gym are nice though as they can give you different scenes to look at or the TV to watch on full screen so the time isn’t always visible, but pops up every now and then.
I’m the same - i much prefer the treadmill to outside - mine too have screens on them- I really think that helps - also the air con helps too!
I don’t necessarily prefer it, tbh I don’t know whether I do have a preference, apart from at the minute unless I can go out really early it’ll definitely be the treadmill in the slightly air conditioned gym.
I can definitely hold a slightly faster pace on the treadmill atm, but for the longer runs it’s definitely more boring. I’ve literally just done run 3 of week 7 and I found myself wanting to look at the time coz I didn’t know what else to do! 😂
Sounds like you really do need a fan if you try it again in this heat! I agree about not finding your “happy pace” - outside let’s you constantly tweak your speed depending how you feel. I tried starting to run on a treadmill a year ago, and just ended up setting the speed far too fast and injuring myself. 😖🙄
I did most of C25k on my treadmill at home, only ventured outside in week 7 or thereabouts. I still use it now and again, but mine is set up looking out over the garden and a nice view over the hills, with the back door open next to it for some air, so not too bad. Having said all that, in this heat it is really hard going without the breeze you naturally generate by running outside.
Well in fact I have done close to that! I ran for an hour 2-3 weeks ago on the treadmill, wanted to see how long I could run for at my “happy pace”, and see how I’d progressed since the last time (on C25k) I’d been on it. Strava said it was a 7k run, but I think it was more like 8, to be honest.
If you get something to listen to that you are enjoying, like a play on the radio or something, or you are watching something on the TV, time does pass reasonably quickly.
Still prefer to be outside though
I used one in the gym after I started c25k because of the snow and icy weather. I didn’t mind it at all and thought it was softer on my knees before they became more resilient. The gym is also air-conditioned so I may head back next week if I don’t get up early. However, I do also love being outside , watching the world go by and seeing people. I haven’t yet run in bad weather and I’m not sure how I will cope with autumn and winter, without the gym.