Treadmill vs Road

A world record... :o

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20/09/2012 at 16:08

So today I decided to run on the treadmill, I tried to do a tempo run but didn't feel the pace at speed 12, which is equivelant to a 5min mile, so I decided to up it to speed 15(15mph), which is a 4min mile and I still felt quite comfortable. Decided to up it to speed 17 which is around 3:40min mile, and I decided to see whether I could do 2 miles of this, and I did! 7:20 for 2 miles on a treadmill compared to a 18:40 5k on the road 

I know the treadmill is easier but is it supposed to be 'this' much easier? 

20/09/2012 at 16:13

Most treadmills work in km/hr..........

20/09/2012 at 16:19

Nope, this was definitely mph.

20/09/2012 at 16:27

are we suppost to believe this?

20/09/2012 at 16:29

If that is true then you really are back on your "Road To Rio"

 

20/09/2012 at 16:35

Great going, off to Rio indeed,
I see Mo Farah only managed an 8:40 over 2 miles at the Great North City games last Saturday - slacker.

20/09/2012 at 17:00
JeremyG wrote (see)

Great going, off to Rio indeed,
I see Mo Farah only managed an 8:40 over 2 miles at the Great North City games last Saturday - slacker.

jeremy the OP did make me laugh, honestly.

20/09/2012 at 17:04
mike rushton wrote (see)

So today I decided to run on the treadmill, I tried to do a tempo run but didn't feel the pace at speed 12, which is equivelant to a 5min mile, so I decided to up it to speed 15(15mph), which is a 4min mile and I still felt quite comfortable. Decided to up it to speed 17 which is around 3:40min mile, and I decided to see whether I could do 2 miles of this, and I did! 7:20 for 2 miles on a treadmill compared to a 18:40 5k on the road 

I know the treadmill is easier but is it supposed to be 'this' much easier? 

You are clearly delusional. Have you considered seeing a doctor. On reflection, make that Dyno-rod.

20/09/2012 at 17:10

lol you guys are hilarious! 

It was speed 17, and it said mph underneath it. 17 kph translates to 10.5 mph, which is around how fast I run the 5k in, im not retarded, that pace was way faster than my 5k pace, which brings me back to my question, the treadmill must be way easier than running on the road, or previously thought.

20/09/2012 at 17:14

I think it is the pace that is wrong here. 10mph is 6:00min/mile, this is realistic. In answer to your question the treadmill is always easier as you have no wind resistance or inclines to worry about. Hope this clears it up.  

20/09/2012 at 17:20
mike rushton wrote (see)

lol you guys are hilarious! 

It was speed 17, and it said mph underneath it. 17 kph translates to 10.5 mph, which is around how fast I run the 5k in, im not retarded, that pace was way faster than my 5k pace, which brings me back to my question, the treadmill must be way easier than running on the road, or previously thought.

if it was that easy then why did mo farah win the olympic 5000 instead of you then eh. am not trying to put you down but your original post was truly unrealistic

20/09/2012 at 17:22

Because that race was done on a track not a treadmill. Track has corners, ground doesn't move below your feet, and theres wind resistance.

20/09/2012 at 17:28

So you think the treadmill was set to 17mph (27.35kph)? And then you ran at that speed for 2 miles?

The 800m world record is around 1:41. That's 28.5kph. Here's a video of an 800m runner trying and failing to do this on a treadmill.

Video

I suspect either the treadmill was set in kph or alternatively was very badly calibrated.

20/09/2012 at 17:29

What planet are you from, you'll be faster then Usain Bolt next

20/09/2012 at 17:30

Prove it.

20/09/2012 at 17:42
Andy D wrote (see)

So you think the treadmill was set to 17mph (27.35kph)? And then you ran at that speed for 2 miles?

The 800m world record is around 1:41. That's 28.5kph. Here's a video of an 800m runner trying and failing to do this on a treadmill.

Video

I suspect either the treadmill was set in kph or alternatively was very badly calibrated.

It was speed 17, and it said mph below it, it definitely wasn't 17 kph(10.5mph) because I know what that pace feels like. Trust me im as suprised as you are when I managed to do it for 3200m, or as you say, the treadmill could of been a dodgy, but it looks in good shape.

20/09/2012 at 17:42
RicF wrote (see)

Prove it.

I'll get my mate to video it and put it on youtube or something the next time I do it.

20/09/2012 at 17:46

Thread duly bookmarked.  I shall follow with interest.

Just one word: calibration.

20/09/2012 at 17:50

Some of the posters on here know about pace. At 10.00mph which is actually the speed of your 5k, ie 18:40 /3.107 miles = 6:00 and 60min/6 = 10. Where was I? ah yes, at 10mph some of these guys are jogging, at 12.5mph they'll feel like they are sprinting. The 'mark up' is that significant. Its odds on you couldn't get close to 17mph in a sprint over any distance. Its that fast. You didn't run any faster than 11mph on that treadmill.

20/09/2012 at 17:51
mike rushton wrote (see)
RicF wrote (see)

Prove it.

I'll get my mate to video it and put it on youtube or something the next time I do it.

Give my regards to Elvis.

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