Video: Running – Are You Out Or In?

I came across this video from Merrell and thought it was quite clever. It compares the workout of a runner who goes outside to that of one that is running on a treadmill in a gym. The side-by-side juxtaposition of the two approaches to running is interesting – for about 15 seconds. Then you realize the poor schmuck on the treadmill is boring as hell and mostly just start paying attention to what the other runner is up to.

This pretty much sums up how I feel about running. I’m going to be outdoors all the time, rain, shine, wind, heat or cold. I personally can’t stand to run on a treadmill. But after watching this video, you tell me which looks like it is more fun and interesting.

Kraig Becker

5 thoughts on “Video: Running – Are You Out Or In?”

  1. First off, love your blog. Epic as.

    And second, I very much agree. Out is by far the better option! The first time I ran on a treadmill i did so without any shoes… worst choice of my life.

    Since I live in New Zealand I was be just silly not to run in the beautiful outdoors. 🙂

  2. Agreed Karritte! You live in one of the most beautiful and adventurous countries on the planet. Definitely an excuse to get "out." 🙂

  3. I've always preferred running outside. The video makes it obvious. The only time I know running on the treadmill is right for me is at night when safety is a concern. I can't go home early enough where the sun is still there so I don't mind running in the gym where its much safer and I wouldn't need to worry about the person that's behind me etc. Other than night time running, outside will always be more refreshing.

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