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Treadmill Woes

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I've said it before and I will say it again - I HATE THE TREADMILL!

I did W2D2 of Couch 2 5k on the treadmill today after doing day 1 the day it was almost 50 degrees out. On the treadmill today I could barely keep up with a 5.0 pace which is about a 12 minute mile. Outside a few weeks ago I was doing between 9:00 and 9:30 pace. This is so frustrating!
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    Treadmills are definitely harder for me than walking or running outside. Although I definitely prefer walking to running everywhere emoticon Hang in there and don't let those readings get you down.
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    1340 days ago
    hate the treadmill too but by using zombie run / zombie 5k training I can stay on longer I use the 5k training to run interval could never last my fav run of 10 miles on a treadmill I would die of boredom spring is on the way just keep pushing
    1345 days ago
    Hang in there, it will be nice out soon!! emoticon
    1345 days ago
    Just got off the treadmill at the gym and I completely agree with you. Still better than slipping and falling on ice but UGH. I had to dial it down to 4.5 for running or it would shoot me off the back. I see others at 6.0+ -- not sure how they do it, but I am taking it as inspiration.

    And Spring will be here soon--hang in there! emoticon
    1345 days ago
    I only use the treadmill to do my high speed interval runs. There's just something about it that makes running HARD!
    1345 days ago
    I never had a treadmill and the only time I have been on one is for a stress test. I feel the same way about stationary exercise bikes. Look at the good side, you can work up a good sweat on a treadmill. Try to focus on the positive and spring is on its way.

    1345 days ago
  • JO28352
    Hang in there. It is an adjustment to treadmill after being outside, but it gets better.
    1345 days ago
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