Any advice welcome for my "predicament". I am a bit of a gym freak and can run non stop very comfortably on the treadmill at speed of 10 for over 60 mins but when I try to run outside, I can hardly manage it! I have tried setting an incline on the treadmill but again this does not appear to help?!
Have a possible place in the Marathon next year and don't want to fudge it up by not being able to run for any longer than 20 mins!
Thanks for any help
Thanks, will give that another go. Did try going quite a bit slower before but then ended up with really sore knees?!
Will try again though as don't want to be stuck running indoors for the rest of my life!
Yeah, you get used to the treadmill setting your pace for you, so you have no way to judge pace without it, as a result you are probably running way too fast outside.
As for the knees, outside is tougher on the legs, I assume you are running in the correct shoe for your gait?.
Ah its a bit more clear! I just get really frustrated with myself thinking I should be able to at least run for 20 mins without being so out of breath!
Yes I went to a proper running shop and got fitted out for shoes, think its more likely the trying to run too quickly!
The best way to do it is forget about pace for the time being, and concetrate on you PE (Percieved effort), try and get your PE outside, the same as you remember your PE being inside, also the "talk" test is a good one, have a little chat with yourself while you are running, if you struggle to string more than 3 or 4 words together, slow down untill you can.
Running outside it tougher (physically), but oh so much more rewarding.
Thanks for the advice and encouragement. I will start tonight, skip the gym and run outside instead.
I do often think about what I am missing by staying indoors!
I love it outside. I ran through a little meadow yesterday and the bluebells were in full bloom......
That's better than Jasper Carrott and Golden Balls anyday of the week on the telly in the gym......
Haha! Defo better than that cruddy telly programme, though to be honest I put my Ipod on and take my glasses off so I can't actually see the TV, I feel better knowing its all a blur.....!!! hee hee
Hi -I was a 100% indoors runner for about 2 years, and I've successfully trained for a first marathon primarily on tready, but have now taken to the streets, as it's so much nicer- I'll still revert to tready for speed interval sesions, or if it's pi$$ing rain outside.
I always put tready to 1% incline. I bought a Garmin for outdoors running- it is the best way I could come up with to pace myself, and I have slowly built up my outdoors distances- it takes a bit of getting used to ,but you'll get there- and on a day like this, it's a crime to be indoors!
Hmm - interesting thread. I started running indoors about a month ago, purely to do some sort of excercise and I happened to have a decent TM at home. However, in the last week or so, having progressed quite nicely (albeit slowly) on the Treadmill, I have started to think about going "outside".
I too was wondering about the accuracy of the TM, so I'll keep an eye on that. I have a slight niggle at the mo but once that clears up I'm going to brave the outside world. We'll see how it goes !
inho-treadmills are only good for:
a) gentle rehab after certain lower limb injuries
b) training for...treadmill races!
They are part of the gym myth conspiracy in order for you to pay gym fees!
Running outside has so many advantages!
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