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1/2/14 8:44 P

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I like the elliptical or bike--the bike being the easier of the two (for me) to use. Get a Cycle-Ops or some other sturdy holder and use your own bike to ride.

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1/2/14 6:23 P

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I have begun to Aqua Jog. I am in the pool at least an hour-- looks funny but I do actually sweat. My water proof Ipod is great companion.

I have no idea how many miles but I do this 2 mornings a week.

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11/12/13 9:41 P

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Due to my life schedule and where I live I train almost exclusively on a treadmill. I know it is not for all but works for me =)

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11/10/13 1:06 P

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Neither - I like the elliptical training or cybex arc trainer

t-mill is boring to me and the bike if spin is cool

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11/8/13 10:41 P

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Bike. You can get a training stand for you bike and you are in business.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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11/8/13 6:33 A

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Thanks everyone,

I'm also not fond of treadmills. I think once you're used to jogging outside, the treadmill does become boring. This is why I'm leaning towards a stationary bike. I also like that it would be kinder to my joints. I just needed some other perspectives.

I'm definitely not stopping my outdoor runs, I just know myself and this is my first winter in Ireland and it is already much colder than I'm used too, and some of the dark rainy days are just not nice to be outside in.

I don't want to lose all the strength and endurance I've built up just because of the weather!!

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11/8/13 1:12 A

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Personally I hate treadmills so it'd definitely be the stationary bike.

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11/7/13 4:53 P

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I think here in TN I will be able to exercise outdoors all winter, unless it is actively raining/snowing. But in WI, if it was much below 20 degrees, it tended to bother my asthma, so the treadmill came in very handy. Now, it is exercising after dark that makes me use the treadmill.


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11/7/13 2:34 P

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I still run/walk outdoors, even when it's 30 degrees out. I just bundle up! But if I had my pick, I would actually chose a stationary bike because it's not as hard on your joints as running. Plus, when I run on a treadmill, I always feel like I'm going to fall off! lol

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11/7/13 12:19 P

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I use my treadmill more than my trainer for my bike, but then it is a tad difficult to carry my bike up the stairs and hook it up. But for me, treadmill is the better choice. I have a tv set up with a dvd player with the treadmill. Now I admit, my outdoor walks are faster/harder, but I do do some incline work and some other walking on the treadmill regularly.

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4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.)


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11/7/13 12:10 P

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I would get neither. Most people don't use either an indoor bike or a treadmill for very long because it's boooring. Get some warm clothes and start snow-shoeing when there is too much snow for running.

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11/7/13 11:53 A

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If you already own a emoticon then I would get a emoticon and get a 'trainer' for your bike then you can do both!

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11/7/13 8:41 A

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I would pick a treadmill. True, I already have a stationary stand for my bike, but if I had no bike I would still opt for a treadmill. Although I do most of my running outside, even in nasty weather, a treadmill would give me more options for those REALLY miserable days when the streets aren't plowed or the rain is horizontal, or it's well below zero. I would want a treadmill that had adequate elevation settings and the ability to program intervals.

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11/7/13 3:08 A

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Hi,
Winter is coming and I'm realising that there are some days when I'm going to be too cold to go out for my run, so I'm thinking about getting something for indoor training. I don't have a lot of space and know that both bikes and treadmills take a lot of space, but, realistically, I think I need to get one of them to keep up with my cardio. Which do you think is better to get, a bike or treadmill? (bearing in mind that I'll still go out for runs, but perhaps not as much as I do in the warmer months)

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