Running on a treadmill...dont shoot me!

#1
Would running on a treadmill be better for my shins than on the pavement, I feel a reasonable amount of pain after running on concrete. My run time is under 10 mins so was wondering if a treadmill will be okay to maintain my time?
 
#4
I have selection on the 23rd of this month so I don't want to run on the pavement/road in case of injury or make my pain worse. If the treadmill has a spring in it then that should help, i'll stick to the repetitive running machine until selection then :(.
 
#6
Stick to running on roads because treadmills are gash.
Heres a Top Tip for you if your really worried about impact type injurys, because we all love top tips - Ditch your running trainers for a decent set of knee high wellington boots. Fill the wellies with a little bit of sand and wear them while out running, you will find that this method will decrease your chances of picking up any "impact" type injurys normally sustained when running on road surfaces. Hope this helps.
 
#8
SOLSTICE said:
I'd rather snap my shins than look like a farmer who can't find the seaside.
I got my runtime down in the park to what I was happy with, then kept on training on a spin bike(an excersise bike would be alright i surpose) and a cross trainer then tested my self in the park once a week!

Worked for me!
 
#9
Run on grass. Much less impact.

I would also agree with bungle, elliptical or bike are better then nothing.

Racking up the resistance on a spin bike and standing up and 'running' like that is pretty hard aswell (plus it strengthens the knee joint without the impact which helps when you run properly).
 
#10
Running on softer surfaces such as grass will reduce the amount of stress and impact on your joints but make sure to pay attention to the terrain, nothing quite like a rabbit hole to hinder your progress!
 
#11
If you're near a beach; sand is an excellent surface to run on. Especially where it has been washed perfectly flat by the tide. Suck in that sea air.
 
#12
Dragstrip said:
If you're near a beach; sand is an excellent surface to run on. Especially where it has been washed perfectly flat by the tide. Suck in that sea air.
We can't all find the high seas being in Brumistan and all.
 
#14
Used on of these at the gym today
, sweated like a pig when i was using it, but didn't really feel out of breath, didn't feel nowhere near as effective as a 10 minute run but hopefully it'll keep my fitness up.
 
#15
Dandy-Angus said:
If you cant run on roads (hard surface) now, without feeling some pain, what you gonna be like in training ??? :roll:
I think the point is that i have damaged my shins from running on concrete too much and too soon and with incorrect form maybe. I ran every day, sometimes twice as i was eager to get my time down.

I am looking at ways to keep my fitness up until my shins feel better so i can return to running on hard surfaces, just not as much as before, maybe 3-4 times a week not everyday and mix it up with grass running aswell.

And i've been told a lot of the running at basic isn't actually on roads it's more off road and in the woods type of stuff.
 
#16
SOLSTICE said:
Dandy-Angus said:
If you cant run on roads (hard surface) now, without feeling some pain, what you gonna be like in training ??? :roll:
And i've been told a lot of the running at basic isn't actually on roads it's more off road and in the woods type of stuff.

Hrmmmm..... be prepared to run on all surfaces - especially on roads, and with weight !!

Over and Out
 
#17
SOLSTICE said:
Dandy-Angus said:
If you cant run on roads (hard surface) now, without feeling some pain, what you gonna be like in training ??? :roll:
I think the point is that i have damaged my shins from running on concrete too much and too soon and with incorrect form maybe. I ran every day, sometimes twice as i was eager to get my time down.

I am looking at ways to keep my fitness up until my shins feel better so i can return to running on hard surfaces, just not as much as before, maybe 3-4 times a week not everyday and mix it up with grass running aswell.

And i've been told a lot of the running at basic isn't actually on roads it's more off road and in the woods type of stuff.
Did you fail to read that I am doing this so I can run on roads? Therefore I think that means that I am preparing to run on roads?

Maybe i'm wrong....actually i'm right.
 
#18
SOLSTICE said:
Used on of these at the gym today, sweated like a pig when i was using it, but didn't really feel out of breath, didn't feel nowhere near as effective as a 10 minute run but hopefully it'll keep my fitness up.
If it's anything like the one I've used see if you can get to grips with the Cardio work out buttons/setting.

It uses a preset target heart rate for your age to keep you in the right resistance. should get you panting like a dog on heat!

A good way to realy 'feel the burn' is to use a hover method an ex RMP showed me...

1) find a pace you could keep steady on a medium resistance and count it like a drum beat in you head. 1,2,3,4.

2) switch to the inner stationary handles so only you lower half is moving,

3) with a slight bend in you knee consentrate on keeping your entire top half frozen still, with no 'bob' in your flow, shoulders level, knees bent, and keep that 1,2,3,4, pace.

If you do it right after 10-15mins your thighs and calves should be on fire!

Also see if your gym do a spining class, great work out.
 
#19
Don't forget to still actualy get out there and run though, no tredmill or cross-trainer in the world can replace that 'sweating from your eyeballs' kind of workout a good run gives you. IMHO
 
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#20
I hate treadmills as they are way too boring and being indoors gives you a horrible feeling as you heat up to much without fresh air :wink:
 

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