There are a lot of discussions, opinions, and even scientific research between the difference of running outside and on the treadmill. Scientifically speaking they are roughly the same if you make a few adjustments. In my personal opinion running a mile on the treadmill feels like 4 miles outdoors. Mainly because there is no wind resistance on the treadmill and that makes the running easier, but if you set your machine to at least 1% grade it simulates the outdoor running and offsets the lack of wind resistance.
It doesn’t matter if you set your treadmill with some kind of resistance, running inside is not affected by the weather condition that sometimes may be a downer for some. Personally I am quite alright with hot and humid weather conditions, and coming from an island, that is an everyday thing, so I don’t mind it, but when it comes to cold weather hitting the road it’s not ideal.
Luckily I live in California, so the cold weather is not what you call extreme, but it’s pretty cold in the mornings and sometimes very windy. I could opt to run on the treadmill for the winter months, but I like to run outside, I love it. I love the scenery passing by and it motivates myself with a destination “finish line”. I feel that running outside develops different skills than on the treadmill.
If you are like me and love to run in the outside, these two products are definitely must haves.
- Ponytail Headband Double Fleece – Full Ear Warmer Coverage – Perfect Head Band for Running, Sport and Exercise By HDPower- shop Here
I am in love with this stylish and warm headband, it maintains a desirable, warm temperature for your head covering the most vulnerable parts (forehead and ears) while holding tight your puff or ponytail. If you have short hair its works for you too. Big enough to fit my big curly hair and my style.
If you are looking for a 2 in 1 product that will make the cold days of winter warmer and suitable to run, hike, cycling, ski, or skating in the outside, this product is perfect for you.
- iSport Freedom Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Sport Headphone. This headphone is just amazing for any workout activity you are into. I’ve had these headphones for quite a while and it just surprises me every time. The sound is just amazing with an excellent bass. The thing that I like the most about it is that it is much lighter that other headphones I own. The battery life is super.
Tough, durable, waterproof, is easily cleaned. Sweatproof, Freedom stands up to your most rigorous workouts.
Easy on-ear controls
Optimized for long-wearing comfort
Reflective safety trim. More info HERE.