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Treadmill vs track

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning' started by ClydeG19, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. ClydeG19

    ClydeG19

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    It seems like running on a track is more difficult than on a treadmill because you actually have to propel yourself forward. How much of an incline do you need on the treadmill it equal with running on a level track?
     
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    just try elevating it gradually. everyone will have a different level in which they can work...
     

  3. Justa_TXguy

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    I was told at least 1 degree.

    That's what I set the treadmill on when I run.

    Honestly I don't feel a diff. between zero and 1 degree, but it's what the guy at the running store told me so I do it.
     
  4. DonGlock26

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    I have read that the 1-1.5% grade makes up for the lack of wind and friction of pavement. FWIW
     
  5. NoSkill

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    I find running on a treadmill harder. No air, no perceived motion, etc... make me get lack of motion sickness.
     
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    I have always been told that 2% covers wind resistance and the fact that you actually have to move foreword. It seems though, that different treadmill have a different 2%. Curious. I think road running is harder and better, but treadmills are way better than nothing.
     
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    I mix it up and do both. Bad wx = treadmill, good wx = walk fast @ park trail.
     
  8. Billy2

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    I also run easier on a track... I just get bored on the tread mill.
     
  9. xd>glock2me

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    treadmill = cars not wizzing by, if you live in the city.

    I like outside, but usually run indoors just for safety reasons