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Indoor running for me

So the time has come to return to the treadmill due to the cold weather. I m not looking forward to it as I ve come to like running outside but to keep it going and keep my hands and feet safe it has to be. I have scleroderma and one of the main features is raynaulds of my hands and feet any 5 degree temperature change hot to cold or cold to hot will trigger the blood vessels to spams stopping all blood flow and when this happens as it does numerous times a day I can't feel my hands or feet so can damage them easily not to mention the pain involved in it all. So yesterday conceding defeat I ran a nice 6:5k on my treadmill on a 2% incline to try and mimic wind resistance etc. I will look forward to reading all your winter weather antics and do hope to get out on the odd day the temperature is ok. I still do all the normal daily things outside like dog walking, pony duties, loads of stuff with all the kids but it is much harder and more painful in the winter

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That sounds painful. Running is running and it doesn't matter where it's done. Every elite athlete has treadmill sessions so you're in good company!


Some good tips to keep things varied over the Winter. Also worth keeping an eye on what Zwift are up to as they may be introducing running. Never used it myself ( for cycling ) but could be interesting.

Glad to hear you can still get outside for other stuff. Running can be brilliant at increasing circulation so it is all good :)


That must be really difficult for you. I was about to suggest an app or something for you to watch whilst on your treadmill, but Terrorrun has, I think done that, so brilliant. Running is good for the circulation, here's to warmer weather for you. 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻☀️☀️


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