last year I couldn't get out to run due to the snow so this year I'm getting a treadmill for christmas - just to be able to clock a few extra miles and not drive everyone else insane when I can't run
Any recommendations what I should get ??
Ensure you get one whereby the maximum speed it can go at is way, way above what you will run at.
If the treadmill only goes to, say, 6mph maximum and you run at 6mph on it, it will be working at 100% of its capacity, however, if the TM goes up to, say, 12mph it will only be working at 50% of its capacity, this will prolong its life by miles.
Get one that has inclines on it too.
My recommendations are:
Visit a shop that sells a large range of makes and models, and try them out, e.g. Fitness-superstore.co.uk
Consider renting if you only need it for a couple of months, or even consider a gym so you have access to a wider range
Some runners just don't get on with TMs - ideally use one for a week or two.
Strange as it might sound Tracey but snow gives much better grip than mud so slapping on a pair of fell shoes and you`l be able to run as fast as you like without slipping.. Orienteering shoes have little metal dob spikes and they give fab grip on snow/icy surfaces.. Inov8 Oroc 280s let me run along this road at 20min 5k pace!!
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