I appreciate the treadmill v road running has been ' done to death' . My son has now to book his PJFT with fitness first. We live in a rural location with country lanes and a busy A road, all 60mph with no pavements, grass verges and huge dykes ( can imagine the funny comments coming :lol: ) Road as in road running is therfore a no no for a 17 year old at this time of the year when he gets home and it is dark. He has been training on our lane which is a green lane no tarmac which is just over half a mile, there and back and repeated. It's a pretty bumpy lane slight dips etc. At the mo with the tractors and the rain it is a mud bath !! Add the severe head wind one way in an exposed area it is all slowing him down. Thoughts on .... will he find a treadmill a walk in the park or struggle to get to grips with it ! easier or harder ?