26 Nov '14, 10am

Be fit and healthy 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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