Monday, February 20, 2012
I have never run on a treadmill, but I know that a lot of people do...especially now. Cowards! Just kidding. I realize that sometimes you can't hit the pavement due to weather, child care needs, etc. I do brave the elements, and I do it at what may be considered a ridiculous hour, due to the fact that it's the only time I have kid coverage. I don't own a treadmill, or have time for the gym, and I just don't know that I could run on a treadmill. I get bored much too easily, and I don't need to become addicted to another soap opera that they'll just take off the air. I think regardless of where you run, you should know that there is a difference. The surface of the treadmill is the most forgiving and the easiest on your body, not so with the pavement. If you're training on the belt, be aware that your time and distance may not be quite as good on the road. You need to kick up that indoor workout to be ready for the outdoor one. Since I don't really have any experience running indoors, I did some Googling. Fit Sugar has some great treadmill workouts to spice up your stationary training. Check them out and get yourself ready for those spring 5k's!
*Don't take the chance of getting hurt. Make sure you have proper attire, equipment, and doctor's approval before doing any exercise.*