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Yes, competitive runners do train on treadmills. Although they usually train outdoors, they often need an indoor option, the exercise treadmill, when weather is bad or other conditions dictate. High-end treadmills go fast enough for most athletes, and speed and elevation changes are great for interval training. Treadmills are so versatile they can benefit everyone from deconditioned sedentary individuals to elite athletes. It's no wonder the treadmill is the most populaar exercise machine!
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|