Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Training On The Treadmill
Most runners don't enjoy treadmills. However, when it's February in the Midwest, we often have little option if we want to keep running.
If you live in an environment like where I live in Iowa, the winter months bring quite a bit of ice that doesn't allow for safe running outdoors. While treadmills are BORING, they provide a safe alternative to keep your running workouts up.
But consider these other "upsides" to treadmill running:
You can't "cheat" the treadmill, so you can control the pace and elevation you want to achieve.
It's a bit of a softer surface than running on the concrete or asphalt.
Matt Fitzgerald posted an article on the pros and cons of treadmill, including what to seek if you're looking to purchase a treadmill, for www.active.com. Check it out and don't forget to click at the end of the article for Part II.