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  1. Kcomps

    Kcomps New Member

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    Is it better to run outside or on the tredmill. I have been running 5 miles on a tredmill 3 times a week then do abs. The other night I decided to change it up and run outside. I ran 3.5 miles which felt like I ran 6+. It felt good. Is there a difference or is my body just used to running in one place for 50 minutes.
     
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    treadmills are easier. I can run for two miles + on a treadmill but get tired after 1 on real ground.
     
  3. Jesus_Jones

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    i'm no expert but it just makes sense that being outside would be harder because of the uneven terrain, wind etc
     
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    OK. well to ask a more basic question. Running outside would be a better workout?
     
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    anythign outside is a better workout
     
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    i feel the exact opposite. i get bored on a treadmill staring at myself in the mirror or up at a tv screen.


    when i run outside, i make progressive goals along the run and before i know it i've gone 3-4 miles...which feels equivalent to running 2 miles on the treadmill, with respect to perception of time.


    yes, running outside may be a bit more laborious, but you are running for exercise i assume...
     
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    Just remember concrete is super hard on knees/joints. Aspault (sp), grass, or a dirt track are much better. Or even better is to alternate with some swimming. Even the treadmill can be hard on the joints.
     
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    The Boy Bastard Bewbie's??

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    This is why I always run behind the strippers when i ran inside:naughty:

    EDIT: To the original poster, there is a chart that shows the impact on surfaces, but I can't find it at the moment. If you run outside try to do so on an all weather track or grass if you can.
     
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    JustBlazin Ironic Punishment

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    Mentally, I find running outside easier as well, which then correlates to me running further and/or faster because i'm not as bored
     
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