For those who do their running indoors
5 Tips For Running On The Treadmill The Right Way
Here are a few of my best tips for people just starting to run.
1. Run in the middle of the belt.
This eliminates the possibility of restricting your range of motion by running too close to the console. If your chest touches the console, you’re too close!
2. Alternate between walking and jogging at first.
Until you build up your endurance to sustain longer efforts, perform a mix of walking and jogging when you’re on the treadmill. Over time, you’ll find that you don’t need to walk at all!
3. Come up with a system to track data.
This way you can measure your progress. If you use a fitness tracker, like a FitBit, their website allows you to track your mileage over time, but if you want to specifically track your running mileage—you need a better plan. I use Runkeeper because I can manually enter data from my treadmill runs when I’m not using the GPS outside. Garmin makes great tracking devices for runners as well…