Treadmill Running Vs Outdoor Running Healthy
As the weather warms up and swimsuit season looms, many are looking to get in shape. For those lacing up their running shoes, the big question is do they run outside, in the cold and rain, dodging cars, or do they go to the gym, hop on a treadmill and zone out. Is one better than the other?
A constant source of debate for runners involves treadmill vs outdoor running. Some people who run outdoors swear they will never run indoors on a treadmill; some who run on a treadmill couldn’t imagine running outside.
I’m no long-distance runner, but I was able to run for an hour and a half without any trouble at all on a treadmill recently (despite almost falling off twice when my feet landed on the frame rather than the belt). It sure felt like treadmill running was easier than outdoor running. And a few people have since agreed with my suspicion. But what is the truth? Treadmill vs outdoor running: which is easier? And why? Let’s find out shall we.