Running on a treadmill vs. running outside. What is the difference?
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Ok, I have been running for over a year now. That in itself is amazing because I am an asthmatic. I usually run at 6000 ft above sea level because I live in Colorado. I am currently in Florida helping my parents who are going through some health issues. It is way to hot and humid for me to run outside here, but my parents have a club house where they live and there is a weight room. I started using the treadmill and running in air conditioning.
I am amazed at how much easier it is to run on the treadmill then to run outside. My question is: Is it easier to run on a treadmill normally? Is the reason it is so much easier because I am at sea level? Also does it burn as many calories running on a treadmill as it does running outside?
Normally I run/walk, 5 to 12 minutes of running and 2-3 minutes of walking. I can do this for 3-5 miles. On the treadmill here in Florida, I have been running for 60 minutes straight without stopping!! Why can't I do that running outside? Just a few of my running questions. If you have any answers please let me know.