Are you using a treadmill for returning to running after an injury? Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.
Today I was out on a run and I was thinking about treadmills versus running outside, and to be fair, I was actually running outside during this run. Now most of the runners who sign up for the Fast Track challenge, or who call me for help during a consultation call or a second opinion call, well for some reason it seems like the majority of them like to run outside.
If you got an injury like a metatarsal stress fracture, a calcaneal stress fracture, or a tibial stress fracture, planter plate sprained, something like that, the question for you is, are you running on a treadmill to ease back into running, or are you just running outside to see how running feels after your injury?
Either way, I really want to know in the comments below, because I’m trying to figure out what most runners are doing after injuries when they’re training and getting back their fitness right after the injury and hoping to not get re-injured.
So which one? Let me know in the comments, let me know which one you choose, whether the treadmill over running outside, or vice versa. And there are pluses and minuses to both. I think that running outside obviously feels much more natural. I also think that running on a treadmill gives you a real opportunity to stop at any specific moment you start feeling discomfort. But I want to know why you chose to run on a treadmill or why you chose to run outside, so let me know, post in the comments, and I’ll see you in the next training.