I run only on treadmill. I have to work my way up to outside. I tried to run outside a few weeks ago while out of town. While I have heard, read, etc. repeatedly that running outside is very different than treadmill running - I had no idea how different it would be for me. I was devastated at how little I was able to run outside (yes, I am hard headed and uber-hopeful at times) .... so it's back to treadmill for me for a little while longer.
Thanks for the information on the incline. I've been running at 0.5 so I'll bump it up.
Such a process, this "learning" to run thing! I'm going to make it ... but wow ... it's hard. at least for me.
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100% treadmill at this point... looking forward to more outdoor sessions.
I run on level 1 incline I walk between incline 1.5 and 6.5, varying the incline every 30 seconds or so, because I am trying to simulate the hilly area where my upcoming 5k will take place. I think I will try the preset hill module for my week 4 day 1 session since week 3 is finally done!
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An article I read stated that 1% is approximately what running on a flat outdoors would be. That is where I keep it for my jogging intervals and when I walk I bump it up to anywhere between 2 and 4. That last part depends on how fast I am walking.
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I've been running on the treadmill. Spring allergies are bad for me and the pollen counts are peaking here. In a couple of weeks I should be able to get outside a bit. I do bump up the incline on the treadmill to come a little closer to the effort required outdoors, though.
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I have adult kids with grandchildren so on a day to day basis, no I do not. BUT, you can easily use the treadmill and outside running together for a successful training regimen. I use the treadmill for speedwork (not very often) and then hit the streets for the bulk of my runs. Have you considered a jogging stroller if your kidlets are smaller? I have also seen parents have their older kids on bikes as they run with them.
I've been doing a bit of both since the weather has been so nice, but it's so much easier on the treadmill! Also, I've only done it outside when someone was home to be with the kids b/c I'm not sure I could handle the hills by our house with the jogging stroller. Are any of you taking your kids along for the ride?
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