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Digital Subscriptions > Women’s Running > April 2019 - Pace, Power, Passion... > Why should I try…? Treadmill running

Why should I try…? Treadmill running

From assisting your post-injury comeback to pacing your interval sessions, it’s time to embrace the benefits of the treadmill. Here’s what you need to know

While nothing quite trumps running outdoors, used smartly, the humble treadmill can be utilised to improve your running whether you’re chasing a race PB, training for a hilly event or embarking on a couch-to- 5K programme.

It’s convenient and the benefits are numerous, says running coach Alexa Duckworth-Briggs. “Treadmills are really useful when you’re pushed for time, the weather is bad or the roads and pavements are slippery, or you don’t enjoy running in the dark. Plus, they’re slightly lower impact than running on roads because the treadmill belt is sprung,” she says. As a result, the treadmill can play a really useful role in a structured rehabilitation programme

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Whether you’ve just run your first few steps, or you’re planning your next ultramarathon, Women’s Running is your virtual coach: here to offer inspiration, advice and support, whatever your journey. We have reviews of all the latest kit, including support shoes and sports bras, as well as your essential leg workout to help you run stronger than ever. We’ve got interviews with intrepid London Marathon runners, including Nell McAndrew, as well as with our cover star, Megan, who is the first hearing impaired person to run from John O’Groats to Land’s End. That’s a thousand miles, all told! And this month, we’ve explored the world of hormones, from puberty to menopause and everything in-between, and how we can work with them to run our very best.