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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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RYDERB 2/22/2013 10:42AM

    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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JANEMARIE77 2/17/2013 5:43PM

    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

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JCARDINAL 2/17/2013 5:14PM

    Hang in there, it will be nice out soon!! emoticon

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EJRANVILLE 2/17/2013 5:00PM

    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

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OLIVIANIGHT 2/17/2013 1:13PM

    I only use the treadmill to do my high speed interval runs. There's just something about it that makes running HARD!

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SANDYCRANE 2/17/2013 11:19AM

    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.


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JO28352 2/17/2013 11:11AM

    Hang in there. It is an adjustment to treadmill after being outside, but it gets better.

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