• That was a great, helpful article. Last year, my running suffered due to having to resort to a treadmill in the colder months. Even though I have a thicker skin now when it comes to running in slightly adverse weather, it’ll be nice to have those tips in mind when the running outdoors is a non-starter. Thanks!

  • Lizzy

    Wonderful article. read every word. I know NYC gets just as cold if not colder then it does in MI so i know the treadmill has to sometime or another become my friend. i need to try out some of these tips asap! Thanks!


  • Treadmill is the way to go in the winter!!!

  • Great article on True/Slant – congrats on that column, I can’t think of two bloggers I would rather read. Yay!

    Thank goodness for some treadmill encouragement – when it gets to be 20 below here, I’m not sure jetting off outside will be an option!

  • tonygiov

    Good advice. I train for shorter races (1k and under) so fortunately most of my workouts only take 30-40 minutes. I do almost all of them on the treadmill, and the key for me is keeping my mind occupied. I do a lot of interval stuff, so I’m constantly adjusting speeds and/or elevation. I wear a heart rate monitor on my long runs and adjust my pace every 400m to try to keep my pulse steady. I also record my performances and constantly challenge myself to improve. I was always a sprinter and hated “running”, but this has helped change me. I can’t yet say that I love running, but I have been able to stick with it for a couple of years now.

  • Great read! That’s awesome you write for True/Slant!…Do you mind how I ask how you got that gig??…I would LOVE to write and am looking for any type of lead, advice I can get! Thanks!