Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tips For Running On The Treadmill

Ah, the treadmill!

Love it or hate it, it’s certainly a top weapon of the arsenal of running and training indoors during winter.

The biggest complaint I hear about treadmills is “It’s so boring.” Yes, that’s true, but try the following strategies to reduce the boredom –

· Run on a treadmill next to a friend. Some conversation breaks up the monotony.

· Break it up with some track running. If you run at a club that features a track, you can break up your run.

· Bring the earplugs or Ipod. Listen to your personal music device or hook into the television/audio system at your health club.

· Vary the workout with some sprints or hills. Take advantage of those valuable features on the treadmill.

Steven M. Cohen recently wrote an article about some additional helpful treadmill training tips posted on at -- He writes about running at an incline on a treadmill to accurately simulate running outdoors. There are widely varying opinions on this topic. I think it’s safe to say that you should follow what feels most comfortable for your needs.

1 comment:

tfh said...

Great tips-- maybe they will help me accept that the treadmill CAN be a helpful training tool after all! :) Thanks for your comment on my blog.