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Common Treadmill Running Mistakes

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Updated March 25, 2014

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Treadmill Mistake #6: Running at the Same Pace for Your Entire Run
It's not a good idea to hop on the treadmill, set a pace, and stick with it for the entire run. First, you should be varying the pace by warming up with a 5-minute walk or easy jog. You should also be finishing your run with a 5-minute walk or easy jog.

Also, when you're running outside, you're running at different speeds because of different factors, such as wind, hills, traffic lights, and changing weather conditions. So, to mimic outdoor running conditions, try varying the pace and/or the incline throughout the run. It will also help prevent you from getting bored on the treadmill.

Also see: 4 Boredom-Busting Treadmill Workouts

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