So I’ve made my hate for the treadmill pretty obvious here, even though most of my runs lately have been on the treadmill (yay for convenience/not smelling car fumes/not having to cross streets every 2 minutes/not dealing with crowded sidewalks/having the AC on/not having to carry water/not having to deal with hot and humid weather outside).
Anyway, despite all of that, I still hate the treadmill. 4 miles or so has been my limit, I can never seem to get past that.
But Denise just posted how she ran a 20 miler on a treadmill. No news there: I know a lot of bloggers who train on treadmills, including for long runs, and have a friend who trained for a marathon exclusively on the treadmill (thanks to the Snowmageddon of 2010). And I think they’re all nuts.
But Denise made a good point: “Everyone thinks I’m nuts but I’m telling you, nothing builds mental toughness like a 20 miler on the treadmill!!”
For those of you who train on the treadmill do you also find that it helps with mental toughness more than training on roads/trails do?