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.

image

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!


Actions

Information

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: