For many runners, the treadmill can seem boring when compared to running outside. But when the temperature drops outside or there’s snow on the ground, it’s better than not running at all.
The treadmill may actually provide a welcome relief from the pounding your knees and ankles receive with each road run. Offering much more bounce, the treadmill can reduce the risk of injury.
You can follow your regular training plan on the treadmill. Or if you find that too monotonous, you can mix it up with interval training. For example, try 10 sets of 2 minutes at a higher speed with an easy jog of 1 minute in between.
As a base level, make sure you set the treadmill’s incline to at least 1 – 1.5 to simulate the right amount of resistance for road running.