It’s that time of the year again. Gets colder, the snowing starts and I move to the treadmill indoors (yeah, I’m a fair weather runner). Running outside is a bit monotonous and running on a treadmill is even more. When I had a gym membership the treadmills had videos of scenic locations when someone would run with a camera in front of them recording the run. I loved them, I would just zone out, listen to a podcast and run virtually in New Zealand.
What makes a good video for me?
- Quality of the video
- Not too shakey
- Just ambient sound, no music
- Speed needs to be close to running, no walking
- Length needs to be long enough to get a good run in
Wailae Beach Path by Strings and Wings 61
Fantastic, great duration, great quality, but this is the only running video from String and Wings 61! I wish he would make more.
Santa Monica Pier to Venice Beach Boardwalk Virtual Run by runningvideos.tv
Great video, the sun is behind the camera making a great visibility in to everything going on and there seems to be a lot happening on the boardwalk. There is a previous video going the other way along the beach but it’s into the sun but still pretty fun. It’s a bit short so maybe only for a 5k.
Virtual Active (https://www.vafitness.com/) is the company that supplies the videos for the treadmills for the gym I was at. I found them and you can buy videos from them for personal use. My current favorite is Kauai run (https://www.vafitness.com/collections/run-collection/products/kauai_run) Keep in mind these videos are the raw files, so you need to put them somewhere on your home network. I use a Boxee box but I think you can also use Kodi.
Kodiak Island Alaska by Treadmill TV
Interesting dynamic terrain, sun behind the camera no music, run it multiple times. Nice little 30 minute run.
That’s my current favorites. I’m constantly searching for more videos and if anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I’ll do another post when I have more.
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