Treadmill Running Tips

13 12 2013

Although most of us prefer to run outdoors than on the treadmill, sometimes circumstances including the weather force us to do whatever is possible to get in the miles. With colder temperatures as well as the occasional snow and ice this time of year, we know many of you might be hitting the treadmill more often.


Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your treadmill runs:

1. Set the incline. To better simulate running outdoors, you should set the incline to 1-2%. There aren’t hills or wind indoors, so in order to give your body a better feel for being outdoors, a slight incline should get the job done.

2. Remember to warm-up. It’s tempting to jump on the treadmill and start going full speed ahead. Remember to give your body a chance to warm up before setting your pace.

3. Keep your form in mind. Don’t hold on to the handrails and remember to stand up straight. Don’t let your form suffer just because you’re indoors.

4. Consider entertainment. Treadmill running can be boring. Listen to music or turn on the TV to help pass the time more quickly.

5. Don’t forget to hydrate. You’ll definitely work up a sweat and will need to hydrate just as you would outdoors. Keep a water bottle within reach for when you want or need it.

Whether you’re on the pavement, trail or treadmill, may you run like the wind!



One response

5 01 2014
Trail Running

As much as I love jogging, trail running is the best. Very relexing and I always enjoyed my morning running. Anyways, I like your blog post and share it with my friends. Will come back to read more here. Thanks.

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