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Treadmill versus road

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As away from home this week I did my run on the treadmill today. Think I prefer the road! It was so hot in the gym that the sweat was dripping off my head! Had trouble getting speed right as it seemed different to road speed according to Strava. Merry Christmas all.

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ju-ju- profile image

You will find that the benefits of running outdoors has so many more added benefits, but it’s good to have a back up plan!!

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WomangolferGraduate in reply to ju-ju-

Yes I will be back to outdoors when I get home.

Wenderwoo profile image

Well done and Merry Christmas to you too 🎄🎉🍾🥂

Buddy34 profile image

Maybe just because you're used to running outdoors. But I'm with you on the sweating , I sweat outdoors like I did today God knows what I'd look like in the gym. But you had a go 🎅🎅🎅

I actually cant imagine enjoying running on a treadmill. But, once the snow hits, I'm sure it will feel like a much more tempting idea!

Good effort in that heat. Cant have been easy!

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WomangolferGraduate in reply to RunningMigster

It is a bit boring and you miss the lovely scenery.

I love outdoor running. The treadmill seems endless. A friends top tip for me was to put my towel over the timer countdown.

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WomangolferGraduate in reply to Portlandprincess

That would be a good idea.

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PortlandprincessGraduate in reply to Womangolfer

It's strange but I can zone out went running in the open air for ages but treadmill....all I think of is the time

A huge box fan blowing on HIGH, favorite tunes converging in the center of my head thanks to a good pair of earbuds and a vivid imagination of puffy white clouds under my feet helps to pass the time on a DREADMILL.

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