14 years ago
janus911

how do you know you are running at the speed which the treadmill indicates?

For example, when the treadmill indicates that you are running at 9km/hr, are you actually running at that speed?
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14 years ago
David
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Most treadmills are accurate to within 3% so yes, you are runnning close to that speed. The only way to know for sure is to calibrate the treadmill. To account for the lack of wind resistance, set the incline to 1% otherwise the treadmill is slightly easier than outdoor running. Many runners perceive the treadmill speed as being faster than the same speed outside. In addition, the boredom of running in place can make the treadmill seem harder. Depending on the cooling and ventilation of the gym, treadmill running can be harder or easier than outdoor running. If the ventilation is poor and treadmill running can be like running on a hot humid day.
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14 years ago
brownboy
yeah it should be the same for me, it is always harder to run on a treadmill that outside... makes me more tired for some reason mine's fastest speed is 10 mph and i can't run that for too long... but i do know that i've ran the 1600m race faster its alway better is run outside!
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