Personally I find intervals / speedwork reps on treadmills easier than when run outside, say in a park, or track. Pace is easier to monitor, and conditions are not variable.
Do they have the same positive impact? Or are they a "cheat" training mode? Hmmm!
Whats' your say?
Yes they are easier, and you dont work as hard.
1% incline on the treadmill and they are more or less the same.
and its more boring. . .
doesnt the fact that the 'ground' is effectively moving under you assist leg turnover?
Guess its a bit like marmite then?
haha! or unless you're this guy
(from our local parkrun)
They are easier because you're not getting any air resistance. So either stick it on 1% or add a bit of speed - I add 0.5 kph, which is roughly equivalent. But as also-ran/DF3 say, if you are in the right effort/HR zone, that is what actually counts.
Certainly not cheating.
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