Jogging Track vs Treadmill
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We all know that jogging on a treadmill is easier than jogging on regular ground. But, what do you think about using the jogging track on the sports deck? Do you think it would be more like jogging on the sidewalk or the treadmill?I always use the track. More concussion on the knees, but it is smooth, shock absorbing base, good grip, uniform surface...so much better than just road/sidewalk jogging. Plus....a nice warm breeze and the best view of any jogging track in the world!
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I always use the running track weather permitting. The key is to be on the track before 8 am when it is less crowded.
Good to know! Tonight I do week 7, day 2 of the C25K program (25 minutes of running). By November I should be running 3 miles fairly easily. My goal is to use the track on ship.
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Thanks for your opinions guys! I am currently doing "Couch to 5k" and have been using the treadmill at my gym. I would definitely jog fairly early. I like to do it before breakfast. It would be fun to try out the jogging track. I have to do something to counteract that soft serve ice cream!I'm up on the track most mornings between 5:30-6:30 and it's usually empty except for maybe another jogger or two, the walkers don't really come out until 8ish I've found. Good luck on your 5k...it's addictive!
On my last cruise to Canada I actually ran while in port. It was a great way to see the area. I pre-planned a run using Google Earth and was never more than a mile or so from the ship. I don't think I would've run in port had it been in Mexico or Jamaica.
This August I will be cruising to four different islands aboard the Freedom. Not sure what my running plans will be, but since I was just accepted yesterday into the New York City Marathon , I will have to figure out something.
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