Like most, I prefer the open road for my long or tempo runs, and probably even for speedwork. There is something to be said for using the treadmill for intervals though--you know exactly what pace you're running and it's easier for me to shift out of the times properly.
I do find myself using the treadmill more during winter, not because of conditions outside (not a problem here) but Daylight Savings. I used to really hate it but now I just treat it like a different beast and try and take advantage of whatever bells and whistles (inclines, fans, monitors, television, Nike + iPod) the machine I'm using at the Y has.
- 1/31/2011 1:11:11 PM