Charlotte shares her experience of running on a treadmill
So why treadmill running?
“It makes running easier to get into and less daunting.When you start running you don't know how long you're going to last. With a treadmill you can push yourself without worrying about where you are. You're in your bubble on the machine, and you can run without pressure and at your own pace. With a little willpower you can quickly hit that 30-minute mark :).
Another good thing about the treadmill is that you can see in real time how fast you're going. You can control your pace and step it up little by little to keep making progress. The same goes for incline. When you're running outdoors you can't change the slope just like that."
The treadmill and running outdoors: are they mutually exclusive?
“I see them both as compatible. I think they even complement each other. You work in a different way and the feeling's different. When it's raining, grey and cold, I stay indoors. And when it's nice and sunny I head outdoors. It's a real luxury!”
Isn't treadmill running boring?
“Not at all! You don't have all these different things to look at, so you're left with your own thoughts. For me it's a chance to re-energise myself, refocus and take stock of my goals, all while I'm listening to music. And if I'm in the mood to learn something or be inspired, I listen to podcasts. It's a chance to have a little "me" time and to take care of body and soul."