Treadmill or dreadmill? The debate among runners could go on and on. Whether you love or loath stationary running, there are times training on the treadmill can be beneficial and ways to do it well.

In this week’s episode we have a deep-dive treadmill talk.

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Main Topic: Treadmill or Dreadmill?

We train on a NordicTrack Treadmill at home. (It’s possible we could earn a small commission if you purchase through the link.)

No matter how tough we are or how much we dislike running on the notorious “dreadmill” it can be a place to prevent and recover from injury.

Understanding the strengths and faults of tread-milling can help us to better grasp our training and plan accordingly.

In this episode we talk about

  • Reasons to run on the treadmill
  • Best practices for running on the treadmill
  • How to make running on the treadmill interesting
  • & Things to avoid when running on a treadmill

Whether you are running outside or indoors we are here to cheer you on.

And while you’re here, check out the new living AtoZrunning dictionary! We also have a fun treadmill workout for you to try.

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  1. Sage Davis
    Sage Davis says:

    Any advice you’d give to someone who is new to running and looking for a treadmill? Must-have features or things they should look for in buying a used one?

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