I decided to run on the treadmill today to make sure that my legs had a softer surface than the pavement. I have not had shin pain in about a week, but I am very conscious that my calf sometimes feels tight. I also really love the treadmill because it gives me a great opportunity to read. 🙂
I kept my heart rate at an average of 150 bpm for the run, which was really comfortable. To give me something else to think about other than my book, I had fun playing with the incline of my treadmill (another benefit of running inside), although I’m not going to kid myself that this will adequately prepare me for San Francisco! A few years ago I came across this Hanson’s Treadmill Incline Calculator. Check it out if you are a treadmill junkie like me! It’ll make you feel a little better about having to slow down on the hills!
Do you like to run on the treadmill? Do you adjust the incline or keep it pretty flat?