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Solve these FOUR treadmill problems to avoid injury when running indoors this winter:

Tera Moody, 34, is coming off one of the strongest years of her racing career. In 2013, she set personal bests in the 8-K, 10-mile, and 25-K distances and tied her 5-K PR. Her secret weapon: the treadmill. "It's been absolutely huge," says Moody, a 2:30 marathoner in Boulder, Colorado, who placed fifth in the 2008 Olympic Marathon Trials. Moody, who suffers from insomnia, is typically up by 4 a.m. "That's when I'm wide awake, have the most energy, and feel like going. I don't want to run outside in the dark—that kind of scares me—so the treadmill is a good tool." She says the machine also toughens up her mind: "It's a good mental challenge to keep going when you could just press stop." To be sure, the treadmill can be a lifesaver when it's dark outside, the weather is bad, or you're homebound with small children. But running on a moving belt—especially if it's too fast for...

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