The Drudgery of Treadmills
. Treadmill walking and running feels psychologically more difficult.
. The diversion and inherent randomness in the outdoors creates a more complex environment that makes running/walking outdoors “easier”.
. Having an end destination when walking outdoors, creates a sense of accomplishment not found on treadmills.
. Having a screen monitor and video on a treadmill may lessen the boredom. Although playing the same video removes any randomness that comes w/ running outdoors.
. Running outdoors – 200% bodyweight when hitting the ground, treadmills 175% body weight.
. By Gretchen Reynolds