Running on a Treadmill

I’ve written before about how I am not a big fan of running on a treadmill. For me the issue is that I don’t find it stimulating and find it harder to stay motivated. Every year, due to the weather, I find myself heading for a treadmill in order to get in a run.

With the temperature dipping below -20 and getting close to -30 with the windchill I will probably get in a couple of treadmill runs. Tonight was my first treadmill run of the year. I managed to complete 8 km (5 miles) at a fairly easy pace.

As I mentioned I find it harder to stay motivated when I run on a treadmill. I need something to keep me distracted otherwise my eyes drift to the display screen on the treadmill so I can figure out how much time I have left.

Fortunately tonight there were a couple of hockey games on tv to keep me busy. The end of the NHL lockout helped me tonight. With the temperature not expected to get much warmer before Friday I may find myself heading for another treadmill run before the end of the week. If I do I will have to make sure and time it while hockey is on tv again!

Do you enjoy running on a treadmill?

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