What’s The Best Surface To Run On?
Softer isn’t always better and harder doesn’t always mean more aches.
Pros: Grass is soft, so it can be a better choice for people who have impact-related injuries. It's usually regarded as one of the best surfaces for running.
Cons: Watching out for hidden holes, rocks, and twigs, you also have to watch out for other obstacles, like pedestrians, dogs, and other distractions.
Pros: Besides being one of the most relaxing and scenic ways to exercise, running on sand offers a great way to work out little-used muscles in your legs, foot and ankles; as well as burn more calories than running on firmer surfaces. Plus, since sand is soft, you can run less of a risk of irritating injuries.
Cons: Unstable soft surfaces like sand can wreak havoc on weak ankles and can lead to sprains and other accident-related injuries. Start slow!
Pros: Treadmills are a great way to run if you suffer from injuries or need a less-stressful running experience.
Cons: There's no beautiful scenery to distract you.
Pros: Since most races are run on the street, if you are training for one, this is where you should be. Running on the street can be better for those who experience Achilles tendonitis, since the sturdy surface keeps your Achilles tendon in a less-tensed position.
Cons: The road is made up of many different obstacles and dangers, from potholes to cars, which can potentially make your running more unsafe.
🧐 Which do you prefer best? 🧐