Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by ElCidKid, May 18, 2005.
Is running on a tread mill as good as out door running?
I don't see why not.
easier on your joints
is the distance thing accurate, I was just pondering this yesterday as I ran 4 miles on it.
I always feel I get a better workout running outdoors but when running outdoors my joints and shins can get fugged up pretty bad.
need new shoes
running outdoors seems to be a better workout, more of an endurance cardio whereas the treadmill is easier on your body but still a good cardio workout.
I went to a running store had them analyze my stride, etc and I bought the NB they suggested
Indoors is much much lower impact, but outdoors is a much more intense workout. Try dry sand for the best possible workout.
I always hated running on a treadmill. Running outside is much more relaxing and felt easier on my knees personally.
Setting the treadmill on an incline will simulate outdoor running more effectively.
I tried a 7 minute pace last night and only made it halfway. I could do it on the treadmill but breathing cold air really kills
Running on the treadmill indoors seems to me like just jumping up and down. There's no air resistance and you're not truly pushing yourself forward or upward so it's not really the same thing. If you're worried about joints, just run up the stairs of a tall building and take the elevator down. Relatively low impact and you'll definetly feel the resistance.
Put it up 0.5 or 1.0 % to compensate for the slight downward pull of the belt and run a little faster than you would outside. I've been running pretty much exclusively on the treadmill that way and it does carry over into my outside running as long as you compensate for slight differences that way.
yes, that is an awesome workout. i was doing this at a hotel at 2am and had security come check me out lol. they let me keep going though, i think it was 24 stories so it was a pretty good workout but the elevator took too long.
treadmill is so much easier, you dont have to drag ur body along. you just have to move your legs. i never use incline at all, so maybe it would help... but i dont think so. i'll try it friday.
treadmill running is easier on your knees than outdoor running
BUT treadmill running is also easier in general since you have something helping you along. It's more of a challenge to run outside on your own and depending on the type of surface.
did they feel right to you? Did they let you jog a bit in them before you bought them?