Why Train On A Treadmill?
A treadmill can come in very handy, especially during the winter months. It’s safer to use a treadmill due to uneven ground, icy/ wet conditions and poor lighting.
Unlike the winter icy pavements, the treadmill’s completely stable surface means there’s little chance you’ll slip or trip too. If you’re already injured, training on a treadmill can also be a safe way to control your return to running. Treadmills place much less strain on your joints and connective tissue than running on roads or pavements.
For many runners, the reason why the treadmill stands out is its perfect pace. Hitting your target pace becomes simply a matter of setting the speed and pressing start. This absolutely precise level of control over your pace makes a treadmill the perfect partner for speed work. You might have already noticed how much easier it feels to run on a treadmill. To get the most out of your treadmill sessions, try setting it at a slight incline or up the pace a little to better mimic outdoor conditions.
Box of Tricks
Don’t just trot along watching the telly – making full use of the treadmill’s impressive collection of gizmos will keep you engaged and make sure you get the most out of an indoor session.
Before you get going, remember to enter all your information so you get the most accurate results. The treadmill’s pre-set stats aren’t ‘neutral’ – they assume a certain weight, gender, fat level and other information which could throw your results out of whack and make you work too hard, or give you an easy ride!
If you would like any session plans using a treadmill please catch me on the gym floor – Lennie! LRC Fitness