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Fatal Exception wrote:
I was told 1.5->2 elevation was the same as running outdoors.
Really? That's a good thing to know, I'm thinking of training up for a 10km and don't want to go outside yet. I remember reading on the oatmeal when he did some sort of super marathon his brother ended up injured because he only trained on a treadmill, so don't want to do that.
I started doing treadmill runs and then went to running outdoors. They are very different. If youre training for a 10k try to do some real running as soon as possible. IMO its easier to run out doors than on a treadmill. Not sure about all that crap about the elevation on the treadmill, i think thats rubbish. I started using mapmyrun and a stopwatch to get my average speeds, i think you get a much better sense of satisfaction. I think there are apps on the smart phones that will sat nav and time your run (endemondo?) So i would suggest doing that rather than the treadmill.
You need elevation to actually simulate pushing yourself along, otherwise you're letting the treadmill move your feet for you.