For most runners, getting outdoors in the fresh air is all part of the enjoyment, but there are times – it’s blowing a gale, you’re staying in a hotel, you’re on your lunch break – when the dreaded treadmill is your only option.
The treadmill allows you to gauge your effort and pace perfectly
Don’t think of it as second best. Used wisely, the treadmill can provide a darn good running workout. It allows you to gauge your effort and pace perfectly, and the humidity of the gym can even help you acclimatise to heat, meaning you run better in warmer conditions
Unless otherwise stated, set the treadmill to a 1% incline to replicate running on the road.
Click right for the following treadmill sessions:
- The leg-strengthening hill session
- The 5k-10k PB maker
- The speed and endurance sandwich