I'm just curious as to what everyone's opinion is with running on a treadmill vs running outside in cold. Personally I prefer running outside, however it is starting to get real cold out there. My concern though is that whenever I run on a treadmill it just doesn't feel like I am getting the same effective workout as running outside, not to mention that I feel like a hamster on a wheel. lol
So can you still get a good run when its below freezing outside or should i just hop on the treadmill and try not to fall on my ***. When i run in the cold its seems like it slows me down due to breathing, and the next day my lungs always feel dry and almost as if I'm getting sick and this is the reason why I purchased this ProForm Power 1495 treadmill last month.
IF you're bothered by the dry air in below-freezing temperatures, just put a loose-weave scarf around your face ***. It'll still allow you to breath while keeping a lot of moisture within your nose and mouth. IF it starts icing up and restricting your breathing, just consider it simulation of the thinner air at altitude. Its a lot cheaper than 'click-bait' indoor training machines.
*** - Blue or red scarfs not recommended in high-crime areas. Black (or dressing in all black) is also discouraged, especially at night.