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9/9/13 3:12 P

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I too have been given a treadmill and plan to make room in my basement for it. I had knee and foot issues on the road and had to give it up for a while. I take it you follow the same C25K plans and ore program them into it?

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9/7/13 9:28 A

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I started all my walking/running on the treadmill. When I transitioned to running on the road, the road seemed a lot ....well, it wasn't harder, but it was more of a workout. Its hard to explain. Maybe because of the uneven pavement, you propel yourself rather than being propelled, a little wind resistance, I don't exactly know.
But on the treadmill, you are in a controlled environment, and there isn't much difference in your paces. You can raise the elevation so you are running "hills' and you can speed up your pace. My treadmill has programs so you can change your workout that way. In my opinion, the road is a more intense workout...but I can run for a much longer period of time on the treadmill. I love my treadmill.
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9/7/13 2:13 A

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I thought it was funny that the question came up about transitioning from treadmill to road, because I am having to do the reverse for the winter. I've never run on a treadmill, but will have to for the winter because my bad ankle won't let me run on the kind of uneven terrain we get with snow cover.

So, what is it like? Can I expect any complications? Believe it or not I'm really not very confident about giving up the great out-of-doors.

Edited by: BARDIC_GRRL at: 9/7/2013 (02:15)
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