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When it comes to running on a treadmill indoors, some people love it and some don't. But personally, I love it.
If you fall in the don't category and are hesitant to hop on the treadmill,

Here are some reasons to love the treadmill:

  • Watching TV.
  • Listening to your iPod as loud as you want without having to worry about safety issues.
  • Adjusting the incline for better body sculpting.
  • Raining? Snowing? Who cares.
  • Getting lost is not an issue.
  • Leaving traffic lights and stop signs for drivers.
  • Scorching and harmful UV rays aren't luring above your treadmill.
  • Having a heart rate monitor at your fingertips.
  • Looking at the display screen and seeing how hard you've worked.
  • If you're at the gym, being motivated by everyone else working out around you.


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behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
I hate the treadmill... The air in the gym is so stuffy compared to the fresh air outside, and it's difficult to set your own pace cause you always have to manually adjust the speed. I love love love running but I hate the treadmill so much it's the only equipment I avoid whenever I go to the gym.
bklyngirl18 bklyngirl18 10 years
Love the treadmill--have been running on it since I started. I don't mind running outdoors if it's nice out but I really love the treadmill!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
Oh running on the treadmill is tons easier. :tread:
bonbonfay bonbonfay 10 years
I did learn thought that if you are training for any kind of outdoor race or activity on a treadmill, to be sure to set the incline to 1 or 2 to better imitate the difficulty level of running on level ground outside. It's much easier to run on a treadmill than outside because of the ease of the belt and the constant flat level. Just a thought! I trained for my half-marathon outside and on the treadmill and was able to finish it on race day - yahoo! ~Bonnie~
3Sweeties 3Sweeties 10 years
I was in love with the elliptical until I got shin splints. Now, I do a treadmill program where I walk semifast uphill for 2 minutes, then do a reallyfast run for 45 seconds, then walk again, etc. that way, I don't get burnt out on running cause I HATE running
flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
im a fan of the treadmill but it spoiled me a little bit i could kick ass on the thing and then when i started training for my marathon on the sidewalk, if felt like i was starting from scratch Vote baby Vote
bebaLee bebaLee 10 years
I was told by my orthopedist to stay off treadmills (when I tore some cartilage in my knee) because they are so rough on your knees & joints. Elliptical machines, on the other hand, are awesomeness!
blueskygirl blueskygirl 10 years
I just bought one today to be delivered tomorrow...can't wait to try it out. Getting too cold to run outside.
coffeebean coffeebean 10 years
I DON'T run, but I love to walk on it. I punch up the incline and work the booty and get a good sweat going on. Now I don't have a excuse not to walk, it's always nice and always there!
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 10 years
I love it too. Running outdoors is not my kind of thing... especially with all the mosquitoes in Fl.... ___________________________________________ ~~ Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing ~~
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Oh what I wouldn't do for abs of steel!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
Yea, BS, not being bored at the gym is the key! Now if I could only get abs of steel I'd be all set!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I'll do the treadmill if I have to, but I never run. I like doing Cardio Kickboxing and jumping rope for my cardio. The treadmill is boring to me and I lose interest
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Wow DRchic that's so great! You must have buns of steel!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I can't run on the treadmill for more than 2 miles, then I'm huffing and puffing. I like to walk on a 13 level incline at 2.7 MPH. Works the legs and bootay.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i love treadmills in the winter.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 10 years
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