Training and Racing

November 2018 - Der Andi and Fe226 offer some tips and tricks

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Treadmill running tips and thoughts

What's the best way to incorporate treadmill running into your training plan? Andi Boecherer offers some tips and tricks.

Hi there, I'm Der Andi. I‘d love to share some of my experience and learnings with you Fe226 customers. You’ve chosen the best available apparel on the market. so I figure you deserve a little extra.

As much as I love and enjoy training in the nature, sometimes the treadmill is more than just an alternative to dealing with inclement weather conditions. In certain situations, there are advantages to staying indoors and running on a treadmill.

  1. Of course there is the ability to avoid extreme weather conditions - either heat or cold - which can stress the body.
  2. I can do short, intense intervals on the treadmill and ensure the conditions are constant.
  3. Because the treadmill has no bumps or pot holes, it's a great way to get back into training after injury.

If you want to start running on a treadmill, here are a few tips, that I find helpful:

  1. You're running on a moving surface, so running is not exactly the same as outside. Make sure that you stay as close to your normal running technique as possible.
  2. While many experts recommend increasing the grade 1 to 2 degrees when running on a treadmill, I prefer to run 10 to 15 seconds per kilometer faster. I feel that I can better implement and improve my motor skills at zero degrees.
  3. Before you start running intervals on the treadmill, start by walking and to get yourself used to it and warmed up. If you do not have any treadmill experience, do three or more easy runs before tackling harder stuff.

On the treadmill and below, you can see Andi wearing his Fe226 DryRun Tee. Get more information by clicking on the photo.