I must be a very dull person as I love running on a treadmill & dont find it boring at all!
I like to keep up my running fitness for races and this is the LEAST injury free way to do it. Also I can crank up the treadmill to speeds I could not dream of doing 'unassisted' to get my HR up without fear of damage.
An iPod is essential for me - either a podcast for a long slow run or some tempo songs to get the speed up!
I never let the treadmill go below at least 0.5 degrees and go up to 3 degrees depending on how fresh I feel. (I read somewhere that 3 degrees is the best angle for minimum injury?)
I have recently been doing high intensity runs - there is a good article on SP on this - you start with 1 min in every 10 then work up to 2 mins over the space of 6 weeks.
I never run more than 40 mins.
- 9/24/2009 9:56:17 AM