As I sit here writing this article, it is -20ºC (-4ºF) outside. This is normal for Canadian winters. There is part of me that thinks it’s more hardcore to go outside, but there’s a much bigger part of me that wants to stick to the treadmill. It’s probably smarter to stay inside. After all, there was that one time I ran a half marathon in -35ºC with the windchill and got frostbite.
Sure running outside when the air freezes the inside of your nose is hardcore, but think about it: isn’t getting in a hard workout on the treadmill pretty darn hardcore too? Without a doubt, there is one very important thing that winter treadmill running has improved for me: my mental game. Today I will share a few of my favourite tips to use the treadmill to become more mentally hardcore. But before we get started, I need you to GET ON THE TREADMILL. Read more