At this time of year in Boston, with the Marathon just days away, many of us begin to ponder questions like “Who will win?” and “What will the weather be like?” This year, however, the prevailing question seems to be, “How the heck did our local runners train in all that snow?!”
This year’s aspiring marathoners had to be creative and employ a mix of indoor and outdoor training sessions to get prepared, using treadmills in addition to navigating (carefully) snow and ice aplenty outside.
But this made us wonder: what are the pro’s and con’s of running on a treadmill versus running outdoors? There are indeed some key differences to consider, so if you’re motivated by watching the Boston Marathon to start running for the first time (or for the first time in a long time),before you lace up, read up and see what might be best for you. Continue reading