View attachment 562Yes, don't bother. Run outside in the fresh air and save the £500 for a nice holiday:d OK I know this isn't what you want to hear but it is my advice on treadmills.
flak, flak, watch out Zanshin here comes the flak:worried:
Treadmill RUNNING is inferior.Mr P. I do wish you would not be so dismissive of treadmills and I am not going to vote for or against.
What I will say is that treadmills have a place in the sport. Many people will start out on treadmills to get a little fitter and then move into the real world as their confidence grows. I am a prime example.
Others need the controlled environment a treadmill gives where they can choose the incline if any and when they need to stop do not find themselves a distance from home. Such as my wife who has a heart condition.
By stating that treadmill runners are in some way inferior belittles a lot of peoples efforts which should be applauded.
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But, better than doing nothing at all! And for that reason I wish you wouldn't rubbish it.
I hope you don't think I am arguing. I just wish you could be more positive and see it as a start point for so many people.
I know what you mean. I often walk away from a thread and think hard before I post and I still put my foot in it.
Personally, you played a big part in my decision to venture outdoors and I have learnt a lot from your posts. I also find the speed you pick up on points and respond with humour refreshing.