One common running questions I’m asked is “when should I run on a treadmill?”.
In this episode, I explore the advantages and disadvantages of treadmill training and share some tips and workout ideas that you can use to help improve your running.
Advantages of Running on a Treadmill
Disadvantages of Running on a Treadmill
Treadmill Training Tips
Alternative Treadmill Workouts
There are hundreds of workouts you can do on the treadmill. Many of these are novelties and more for addressing the boredom factor than something you would incorporate into your training program.
What treadmill workout you should try really depends on your experience level and what your training goals are. If you’re just trying to get some exercise, then your options are endless. If you’re, instead, using a treadmill as part of your race training or are just bringing your regular run inside, do what you would normally do as if you were running outdoors.
Here are a few workouts that I have done in the past when running on a treadmill:
Again, these are just a handful of examples to give you a few treadmill workout ideas. You can find plenty more by simply searching on Google or YouTube.
I’ll leave you here with one final caution – whatever workout you choose to do on a treadmill, (or in any running, for that matter) ensure that it fits within your overall training objectives
With that, Happy Running!
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