Indoor Running

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10/10/2013 at 10:09

with the cold weather approaching I may have to start using a treadmill to keep my training going

My pace, according to my app, is 6min per KM

The treadmill is KM per Hour

Anybody know what speed I should have the treadmill at?

10/10/2013 at 10:11
10kph?
10/10/2013 at 10:17

If this is a joke, I don't get it.

10/10/2013 at 10:32
I'm not sure I just answered the question.
Didn't want to make any comments.
cougie    pirate
10/10/2013 at 10:36
60 mins in an hour.
You take 6 mins to do a km.

60 divided by 6 = 10.

So that is as Millsy says 10kph.
cougie    pirate
10/10/2013 at 10:37
Anyway - if its cold - just man up and put an extra layer on. The only time I won't run outside is if its icy and slippy. Other than that - get out there.
10/10/2013 at 10:52

Dear RW,

This looks like a prime example of a seasonal thread whose themes get repeated several times in multiple threads as the nights draw in.  Since you're into your sticky threads, any chance of having one with a practical purpose like this one?  A chance to discuss elementary arithmetic, indoor vs outdoor running, debates over whether "the treadmill does all the work for you", how quickly Yaktrax are likely to sell out this year, whether you're still a man if you start wearing tights or tracksters in October... that sort of thing.

Cheers.

10/10/2013 at 11:14

Cougie, Maybe buy some spikes to run when its icey and slippy!! 

Seriously, It was a geunine question, i do run outside and intend to continue doing so but there will be times when its "safer" to run indoors

 

10/10/2013 at 11:28

What is needed here is one of those old fangled casio digital watches with the mini calculator buttons. Then you can calculate away while on the treadmill. I think I'm going to ask for one for Christmas (a smartphone would be no substitute)

10/10/2013 at 11:30
Thanks?
10/10/2013 at 11:35

thanks for taking the time to reply to my somewhat foolish question

 

10/10/2013 at 11:36
You're welcome.
10/10/2013 at 11:58

And I'd like to see Cougie thank the Paul for HIS advice too

21/10/2013 at 20:45

Paul,

Bear in mind that 6 mins per km is easier on a treadmill than outside (sorry gym bunnies) so if you want to keep up your outside pace, you will have to set the treadmill faster than 10 kph, maybe 10.5 instead.

21/10/2013 at 20:50

I dont even run outside even in Summer ......... only for races. Just saying....

21/10/2013 at 20:54

if your treadmill has a gradient you can raise that and leave the pace at the 10km/h calculated. 1-2% gradient should do

21/10/2013 at 20:56
Also-ran wrote (see)

What is needed here is one of those old fangled casio digital watches with the mini calculator buttons. Then you can calculate away while on the treadmill. I think I'm going to ask for one for Christmas (a smartphone would be no substitute)

25 years ago I had a casio watch that stored phone numbers and if you pressed one of them and then held it up to a phone, it would make a dial tone sound and it would automatically dial the number without you having to press anything on the phone. Honestly it was bigger than the internet in those days.

 


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