How do I use a running machine without breaking a leg?
February 10, 2011 1:09 PM Subscribe
Whenever I've tried to use the running machine at the gym, I feel like if I make one false move I'm going to fall or slip. How do people nonchalantly run on these things?
posted by oceanview to health & fitness (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Unless I'm being super-conscious, I can't seem to maintain running in the middle of the track. I almost wiped out once because I veered off the track a little and one foot touched the edge. I narrowly recovered. Since then, I've felt too awkward to use the machine, but I really want to.
I'm a petite woman, so it's not being too big and heavy that would be the problem, though obviously I'm a little uncoordinated. And the speed doesn't matter, I experience this fast or slow. Anyone else had this problem and remedied it?