Staying in shape throughout the winter season can be tough. I know that when I look out of my window and see the rain pouring down that I lose all of my motivation to get out there and go for a run. While I prefer running in the fresh air and being outdoors during my workout, I am happy to settle for a run on my treadmill with my television running in the background. At first, I was strongly opposed to the idea of running on a treadmill; I thought it was rather uneventful and it made me somewhat uncomfortable. Now, I have grown used to it and have realized that there are indeed some benefits to using a treadmill as opposed to running on flat ground. By forcing you to run with an even stride and a steady gait, your running form will not falter and you will not be able to favour one foot over the other.
With the Nordictrack treadmill, you will find quite a few pleasant features that help you not only in keeping form, but also in reaching the next level of fitness. It is relatively cheap and great for an entry level runner or anybody who is just trying to save money. With 15 preset programmes that are perfectly tailored for weight-loss, aerobic and performance workouts, you have a wide variety of options to ensure a great workout. With an incline of up to 12% grade, you can push yourself to more challenging workouts, but the speed gauge only ranges from 0-12 MPH, slightly limiting your capabilities. Lastly, if you are worried about space, this is the machine for you as it has a fold-up storage option.
Now that you have your treadmill in order, a pair of quality trainers and a track suit will have you ready to go. You cannot go wrong with the Asics Cumulus trainers. Unlike Nike and Adidas, Asics specializes in the production of running shoes. The Asics Cumulus 11 has a durable rubber sole that will last for about 1500-2000 KM. It has strong support and added protection in the heel, providing the runner with a comfortable and relaxed running experience. While, I am not a big fan of running in Nike and Adidas trainers, I do appreciate their track suits. With the Adidas Clima365 line of sports apparel, you will find some of the most comfortable, light and breathable gear on the market.
Did you know?
Adi Dassler, the founder of Adidas, had a brother named Rudi who founded Puma.