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Which Running Surface Do You Prefer?

When it comes to walking or running, dirt trails are top on my list. I love that the surface is more forgiving on my joints, but I also love conquering the hills, and dodging rocks, sticks, and holes — it makes my workout feel like one huge obstacle course. I also prefer running in the woods because nothing compares to the tranquility of the trees. What about you?

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Spartygirl03 Spartygirl03 6 years
I LOVE running outdoors, but prefer a somewhat smooth but not too hard surface. most of the time, asphalt is preferable over the other surfaces I run on during my routes.
guavajelly guavajelly 6 years
I'm a treadmill girl, FOR NOW! But once I can run more than a mile and the Canadian Winter ends (so like March/April) I will graduate to sidewalk lol http://fullbodytransformation.wordpress.com/
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 6 years
I love to run outside, running on a treadmill is boring even with music. Plus I like to run with hills, it motivates me to get to the top of a hill and I can see how far I've gone. I wish there were dirt trails where I live, its all concrete and asphalt.
amber512 amber512 6 years
While I prefer running outside for the changing view, I always run on the treadmill. You just can't beat climate control!
Splintera Splintera 6 years
Running isn't my cardio of choice but when I do run, I prefer treadmills. Mostly because I can keep track of how many miles I've covered, which motivates me to go further. Also, treadmills are kind of "no bullshit": you just get on it and run, there's nothing more to it :P I think once people get better at running and start enjoying it more, they branch out to dirt trails and the like.
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