+1 with the better to run outside, but, I often see runners on the country lanes near where I live and have stopped the car before now to try to get them to run somewhere safer; blind bends, narrow bridges, lunatic drivers, all just so dangerous, plus no street lighting so even more lethal after dark.
So, although I dislike running machines, sometimes they're the only solution, bit like a turbo-trainer for cycling."
Indeed, very remote area and poorly lit, I've had some near misses with tractors and cars and that was in the daylight! Sometimes venture out with hi vis and head torch but generally if its really blowing and raining then its the garage on the mill with some TV or music to keep me motivated. Works for me.
I have had gait analysis done at the sports shop and came up with a small over pronation but not enough to take me out of the natural footed category. I use well cushioned shoes and am not overweight.
when I say its sometimes impractical to run outside, I am an electrician and sometimes I am on call and have to be able to respond to breakdowns at my place of work/ kinda difficult if I am out on a run so I use the mill. Also very rural and isolated here and very unpredictable weather. I dont mind running in rain and wind but it can be quite extreme here. I am not that hardcore.....
I do a lot of my training on my treadmill, especially on cold wet and dark wintery evenings. Generally average 25 miles a week. Now its wintery again, I have started on the treadmill again and I have BROKEN it!
The running board is made from MDF with a shiny low friction surface. I noticed a dip developing in the centre toward the back half of the deck. Trouble is, its happened before too!
First time it happened was on a Body Sculpture mill, cant remember the model but new price approx £500. This time it was on my Reebok ZR10 which I bought in January last year ( thankfully its got a 2 year warranty parts and labour).
Seems a co incidence? I weigh 82kgs at the moment and this will fluctuate +/- 3 kgs
I am naturally footed and use Nike Pegasus 31 air max trainers.
Just wondered if anyone could advise me if its my running technique or is running for 1-2 hrs at a time not good on a mill?