Why go to the gym, when you can run outside?
Running on a treadmill-
Cons- can hurt your knees, when you are at the gym sweaty other people use them and don't always wipe the machines down, other people watch you run, treadmills and other gym machinery use SOOOO MUCH ENERGY, correction, WASTE TONSS OF ENERGY!, you drive to go run, think about it, does it make much sense? I didn't think so. No weather factors. you can really hurt yourself if you fall off. you can't run at your maximum speed without holding down a button, or sometimes you can't even sprint at all!
Pros- You can watch TV at the same time so you don't have to charge your iPod to waste carbon while you're there., you don't have the weather factors. You can see how many calories you've burned, but unless you're counting calories, are they really that important to know?
You can run in a beautiful landscape. Running on the beach, or somewhere with soft sand prevents tension between joints. You run faster in the rain. Yes, it's almost always true! My school's Cross Country team (me, paige, caroline, kelsey, joan and e. shea!! (carrie u weren't part of CC then)) did a study, where we ran in the rain, and found out that for two months, that on that day, we held our fastest times by as much as a whole minute. Also the rain is refreshing, and if you feel dehydrated you stick your tongue out! *Reminder: DON'T RUN IN A THUNDERSTORM! plain rain is fine, but if there is lightening go inside!
You don't waste energy on a treadmill, and if you run in the rain, you can't use your iPod so you dont' waste the battery. You can adjust your velocity (speed or direction) at any time without having to mangle with buttons.
you can see how many calories you've burned, (oh how my heart bleeds for you), it can be too cold to run outside (its called layers!) you can't immediately switch to a bike, or eliptycal (sp??), (is that really neccessary?)
See? for almost all of the cons on running outside, there is a solution! Of course, some people just have preferences, and some people cannot run outside, and were specifically directed to only run inside but if you dont' care, it is highly advised to run outside!
See this link for more reasons and facts on where to run, and why or why not!: http://nownow.com/nownow/viewresults.jsp?hitid=KXZGV9SB0XGG5TZ9K900
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