Treadmill lovers anyone?

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27/09/2004 at 16:31
I've heard that treadmill running is actually "harder" because your mind is trying to make sense of the fact that your body is working hard and going nowhere at all.
27/09/2004 at 16:34
Yeah, I think I've gone doolally...:-/

I did a 3.5 mile race (Chase Corporate Challenge) back in July in Battersea Park, not long after I took up running...pushed myself so hard that I completely lost the plot, was about 500m from the finish and someone said there was 2k left to go and I believed them. Hadn't a clue where I was.

Hope I don't lose my marbles next weekend.
27/09/2004 at 16:34
Good luck in you 10K Jenny.

A VERY loosely related comment, more about gyms than the actual machines...

I use the TM at my local gym sometimes during winter but the thing that puts me off going more often is the mind-numbingly sh*te non-stop 'music' these places play. Why do we have to be force-fed this moronic cr*p? Don't know what it's called - technobollox or something - but I DON'T WANT TO LISTEN TO IT!

I take my own player with headphones but the gym system overpowers it and I end up being able to hear both at once. Maddening!
27/09/2004 at 16:36
Lucrece

Thats probably true when you first start using it, but once you get used to it probably becomes less of a factor.

Sounds like this months issue will give some more authoritive views.
27/09/2004 at 16:40
Slide

Boy am i with you on this one Slide, it's a much repeated question, with no resolution.....

bit like why is the Runners World i will be receiving on 27 September, dated November......

Sorry RW bet you have answered that one 100's of times
27/09/2004 at 16:43
Thanks Slide.

I've got to run to decent music on a TM. Neighbours are probably sick of me playing the same stuff all the time, but I've got to run to familiar tunes. Maybe try getting used to "technobollox" ha ha
01/10/2004 at 17:56
Treadmills are GREAT when you can't run outside! This morning, I fired up my tready, turned on Sunset Beach on five (Love that show!!) and ran while I was watching the show! At the end, I looked, and I had run 7 km in half an hour- so I'd managed to get a good, hard workout, and enjoy the programme at the same time! I felt proud of myself! I love the treadmill!
04/10/2004 at 10:07
Chrissy

Nice work. I wil be on the treadmill later, to get a good run in 'nice' weather conditions. Call me a fair weather runner but........
04/10/2004 at 11:21
Hello everybody,

I've just bought myself a treadmill and it's great! It's in the garage with a good view out into the garden. There's a stereo to help pass the time. Maybe a TV would be good.

The plan is to mix between indoors and outdoors. Just do what is convienient.

My view is that if it gets me running regularly again it's got to be good.

The long Sunday run will remain outside but this thing is just so good for all those hill sessions, intervals, steady state runs.

Three cheers for treadies.

04/10/2004 at 11:58
Hip hip
04/10/2004 at 12:25
Call me a masochist-or addicted, although they're probably the same where this great sport of running is concerned- but I actually did TWO rums this morning! I did my usual 6.30 a.m. "proper" run-what I call my "wake-up" run, and then did my treadmill run in front of the TV! 8.1 km this time-I ran for an hour! And the strange thing is-I REALLY enjoyed it-you're not really (according to some!) supposed to actually ENJOY running on a treadmill!

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