Does the LifeSpan TR1200i provide enough room for running comfortably

by Jack on June 16, 2016

Not all treadmills are made for running so before buying any model there for are a few things to consider. One important area to look at is the length of the tread belt. A lady emailed us asking whether or not the tread belt length of the LifeSpan TR1200i treadmill was suitable for running.

Here is our advice or rule of thumb. You can take this with you and apply it to any model you might be considering buying.

Compared to walking or jogging as we run our stride length increases. There are treadmill models on the market which have platforms too short for the average runner. You don’t want to make the mistake of buying one of these.

The 55 inches is the shortest platform (tread belt) we would recommend for running. The tread belt length of the LifeSpan TR1200i is 55 inches. So yes, this model will work for running.

There are models with even longer tread belts we can’t exactly recalled the longest but we know there are some which provide 60 inches of length. Usually, increases in tread belt length and motor size equal increase in the amount of $$$ the model will cost.

As we said this LifeSpan model has a 55-inch tread belt and this is the smallest length we would recommend to someone who wanted to bring a running treadmill into their home. While its not going to be uncomfortable but long belts obviously would provide more comfort especially if you are a person with very long legs and a longer than average stride.

If you have any more question on the lifeSpan TR1200i treadmill you can find more answers on our Q&A page or by visit our review page to learn how we rate this model.

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