You asked me
Jeff answers your questions
How should I deal with external critics, like a friend telling me, ‘Running will ruin your knees’?
For the most part, smile and ignore them – if running makes you feel happy and fit, that’s all that matters. (Besides, many studies show that runners have healthier joints than non-runners.)
I have negative thoughts before I start running. How do I beat them?
If you’re dreading heading out, break the process into a series of small, doable steps. First, gather your gear. Then, put it on. Go outside and start walking, and then run. Once you get moving, you’ll be glad you’re out there.
How can I adjust my treadmill to prepare for road running?
Simulate the hills you’ll find outdoors: stay within a range of no incline to a three per cent gradient, and change it every few minutes. Adjust your speed to simulate the uphill slowdowns and downhill accelerations you’ll experience.