Treadmill vs Outdoors: Which is best? Opinion from BBC News.

_87928496_7040cbb2-c8b9-4ba9-a85b-efd1b11ab104For those of you teaching units of work on developing training and fitness programmes that haven’t seen this interesting article published recently on the BBC, it is certainly worth a quick look.  Michael Mosley considered the age old debate around running outdoors or on a treadmill.  Building around issues including energy levels, speed, safety and well being, the article is interesting and while in many respects anecdotal rather than concrete is a useful consideration of some of the key issues around this debate. For what it is worth, for me, as an occasional runner, this is a no brainer.  I hate running on a treadmill.  I even hate running on a track because it is repetitive, so for me a treadmill one of my worst exercise nightmares.  Also, I stress that as someone living with a spouse that runs daily in temperatures of sometimes as low as -20 during the winter months here in Sweden, the treadmill is never a ‘preferred’ option for her either!  As the Swedes say, (in Swedish of course), ‘there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes’.

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(c) Ian Gavin 2016.

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