It is very difficult for me to run on a treadmill – and for some reason even more difficult for me to run outside unless I am in a race.
The solution I have found is a very expensive treadmill combined with my very large Sony tablet sitting on it and watching movies, anime movies, or anime series.
Like with anything else; however, you can’t just watch anything to be in the mode of running.
So for all you runners out there with a little technology on your side… And also a bit of talent for not falling over while running on a treadmill and watching TV.
Everything listed – at least at the present moment is available on Netflix.
“World War Z” – either version – is an awesome movie to run and watch.
“Knights of Sidonia” – is a great anime. I am on the second season. Unfortunately, there are some dead parts that you just have to run through to continue with the action.
“Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet” – is also a great anime series. The pacing of this series is pretty good even with the slow sections. Also, a nice closed ended anime that gives you a feeling of closure at the end – even if there are lots of opportunities for other stories to spin off.
“Mazinkaiser SKL” – an anime movie – for the most part non-stop action and will keep you running on the treadmill.
I didn’t run to this series, but I have no doubts of the effectiveness of this series to get you running, keep you running, and wishing there were some Titans around when you need to run outside. “Attack on Titan”… Just wow. Hope they come out with more of this anime series and like some of the other titles in this running on the treadmill article – there is lots of blood and guts.
Another anime series that I watched before getting in to watching shows and running on the treadmill was “Deadman Wonderland”. Unfortunately, there is no closure with this anime and it is one of those series that I wish had been continued.
I almost forgot… I started out running this time – watching “Daredevil”. Honestly, I didn’t think I was going to like it. It turned out to be amazing. For running on the treadmill – it is ok, and there is plenty of action. But if you are pounding the treadmill fast there are slow story sections that you just have to watch. A world on fire… A hero that isn’t perfect. Pure awesomeness!
Well, there will be another article in the future about what I have found to run and watch while running in the future. If anyone reads this – if you think there is some great fast-paced horror or action movie that would be great to run to – put it in the comments and I’ll try it out. I’m running dry here and it has impacted my running!