I have never got to love treadmills. I find them deadly dull and usually located in a hot, stuffy environment. The outdoors is so much better. However, I do often find myself on a treadmill – when the weather is really rotten outside or when I am stuck overnight in a hotel where there is no outdoor running option (happens all the time on those highway overnight stopovers). At those times I am grateful to know that a treadmill is at hand.
I know that not all runners share my negativism about treadmills. I have friends who laud the treadmill as a great training environment. Read the rest of this entry »