Treadmills can be an excellent tool for getting the miles in during your marathon training; in this post, we look at the best treadmills for marathon training.
Having a treadmill in the garage or basement can allow you to train efficiently at home, without having to take the extra steps required to train outdoors or at the gym.
A treadmill can also help you train effectively – while following a training plan, you will have specific miles and paces to run. How better to follow this plan than by measuring these metrics precisely on a treadmill?
I’ve spent a lot of time on treadmills (I once did an 8-hr treadmill run) – whether it’s due to poor weather outside, travelling, or just trying to squeeze in a quick run – treadmill running can be an awesome tool for any distance runners-in-training.
Best Treadmills for Marathon Training
Here’s my run-down of some of the best treadmill options for marathon training.
A great low-budget treadmill which is functional and does everything you need.
With a speed range of 0.5 – 10 mile per hour and three incline settings, this treadmill ticks all the boxes for
With wheels and the ability to fold, it is relatively easy to tuck it away.
Very easy to set up and get running out-of-the-box!
An extremely popular treadmill model!
The NordicTrack T series is a mid-range treadmill, loaded with digital features.
The 10-inch touchscreen display gives you access to a massive library of on-demand training sessions – imagine a cross between Netflix and a gym sesson! The trainer controls the speed and gradient, as you run along! super-effective means of training.
A higher-end model, the T101 is well regarded for it’s high quality build, smooth motion, and quiet operation.
With built-in bluetooth speakers, this treadmill is ready to go and easy to plug in your tablet or smartphone to enjoy some entertainment while you run.
Check out this machine . . . it’s a manual treadmill designed for the Cross-Fit generation.
The curved-deck treadmill is completely powered by your own movement – no plug required.
The curved deck lends itself to being low-resistance, meaning there is no energy required to get up and running.
There’s also no maximum speed – in fact, the biggest danger of the AirRunner is getting carried away and running too fast!
Perfectly suited for interval training and HIIT.
Which features are important to you when looking for a treadmill? Which model are you currently checking out? Anything to recommend to me – what do you think the best treadmills for marathon training are?
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