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When I use to run on the treadmill I would get the same feeling. I no longer use a treadmill, because when it comes time to run on the road, its like you never had one bit of training. I would advise to stay off the treadmill if you are planning on doing a 5k or 10k etc.....
I have experienced that every time I get off of it. I don't know what it is but it definitely IS weird. Maybe because your eyes are no longer looking in just one direction while your legs are virutually going nowhere? Almost like when you get dizzy? I have no idea.
Raincross Run 2010 - 5K - February 20th - 59:16 (I know, slow, but I did it)
Walk for Kids by 100 Mile Club - 5K - March 13th - 59:00
March of Dimes - March for Babies 4.5 miles - April 24th
Graduated the C25K program - May 3rd
Cool Runnings 5K Beginner program - W3D2
Yes, and I hate it. It's like I'm dizzy or something; thats one of the reasons I dont run on them anymore. Also like was mentioned earlier in the thread, running on treadmill and running outside is two different things. If possible do the outside running. Good luck!
When I used to run on the treadmill, as soon as I got done with my run I would immediately go outside and walk about 3 blocks to get that shaky feeling out of your legs and it seemed to work like a charm.
I get the same feeling. I make sure and walk for at least five minutes on the treadmill after my run. I make sure and look around some (not to the point of endangering myself) while I'm walking so I'm not just looking at one focal point. Then I slow down the treadmill gradually until it is stopped. Then I slowly get off. This has helped a lot with that weird detached/floaty feeling.
I don't find running on the treadmill all that much different than outside. I did all of the C25K on a treadmill except W7D1 and W9D3. I complete those two outside, and that was entirely thanks to the time I spent on the treadmill. The exercise is the same, it takes the same amount of effort (wind resistance in most locations isn't much). It's a lot more boring, but it's just not accurate to say that it doesn't help you train, because it does.
As for the weird sensation, I get that too for a few seconds, it's a little weird.
4/30/10 C25K Graduate
06/06/10 Hook and Ladder Run (5K) - 36:54 (Huaraches)
06/20/10 Spirit Run (5K) - 35:17 (Huaraches)
I feel the same way, xCDOGx. That's why I tend to ignore it when people whine about how ineffective TM running is.
I have completed the C25K program twice before while using a TM and gone on to race well. Unfortunately, injury in another sport took me out of running both times. So here I am, back in the C25K mix....and loving that some of my runs are on the TM.
I've had this sensation after finishing a run on the treadmill. I'm not sure why it happens, though I'm sure that running for an extended period of time in the same fixed position at generally the same speed has some effect on it. For me, it's gone away after a few minutes, usually by the time I've finished stretching, and sooner if I've really taken the time to cool down by walking immediately following my run.
Yes ,i had the same experience on treadmill before. But now i do not run on the treadmill,
instead i do the outside running,which help me keep in good shape and i can avoid experiencing the dizzy sensation.