There’s one place where most ultra runners refuse to run. We love our trails, hills, mud, rocks and roots. We have our favorite parks and routes where we spend our weekends running, training and getting ready for our spring races. No matter what the weather, we’re there. It makes us tougher, stronger, more prepared for whatever the longer races throw at us.
But that one place we refuse to train has a ton of hidden benefits. No, I’m not talking about the road (though I’ve heard plenty of trail and ultra runners trash talk it!), I’m talking about the dreadmill, the torture device, the hamster wheel: the treadmill!
But it doesn’t have to be a dirty word! Treadmill workouts can be beneficial for anyone, from beginner to veteran ultra runners. Though we think training in any type of weather makes us more bad ass, there’s times when we need to choose a quality workout indoors over a crappy one outdoors.
Yes, even ultrarunners can benefit from treadmill miles! Read more >>