You all know I love y’all right? And you know I only say this because I love y’all…but…tell me what this is:
Starts with a T. Not a D. Y’all know what I am talking about.
I mean, yes, I agree. Running outside is the best. But you know what, sometimes it’s not the best for your situation – which could be for a myriad of reasons – weather, time of day, your sketch neighborhood – no judgment here. And sure, if you’re training for a marathon or further distance, you probably SHOULD pop outside for the majority of your runs, but throwing down some miles on the treadmill is 5000 percent better than this:
Seriously though, I think one of the biggest reason the T-mill gets such a bad rap is because of the psychological bad connotations that people attach to it. You might not love it, but you can make it more fun.
Here are some of my tips:
- Watch TV. Pick a time of day to run on the treadmill when there is something you want to watch on television. Or, pop in a movie!
- Do an interval workout. Iowa Girl has a great collection of them here. Between changing incline, speed and pace, you are moving along in a varied routine that keeps you on your toes!
- Have a killer playlist. Wanna run fast? On the treadmill, you can zone way more than you can outside since you don’t have to worry about dodging traffic and the elements.