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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11140 posts, RR: 15
Posted (1 year 3 months 5 days ago) and read 862 times:

I have found a pace where I can get 5 miles. But, it is on the treadmill. Not really useful for road running. How can I keep the treadmill pace on the road? I can get 3 miles on the road but I can't last as long because, I think, I have a faster pace on the road.

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User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5099 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 843 times:

You absolutely have a faster pace on the road. You have nothing but yourself keeping pace. Plus, the road varies in incline. That makes you work harder, both uphill and downhill.

And, treadmills lie. I read somewhere that all but the highest end treadmills continually over state the mileage you're putting in.

I find that my gait and stride are very different between treadmill and road. That translates to a different pace.

My suggestion is to get a running watch (GPS) that will monitor your pace and give you a beep when you vary from it. I use a Garmin Forerunner 405. It's simple, has the bells and whistles I need and a heart monitor included.

It's got a virtual partner feature that allows you to set a pace and will let you know how far ahead or behind that pace you are.

I found that monitoring my heart rate is a very effective way of telling me where I am concerning my pace.

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User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4158 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 803 times:

Treadmills are always easier. When running a treadmill you need to keep at least a 1.5 -2.5 incline to keep the pace honest with outside running.
I like the new treadmills for intervals with the touch screen pace settings, but a good run outside is better for distance. .

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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8216 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 793 times:

I'm about where you are, but honestly, if you can run a really good 5k, say 18 minutes or something, you're fit, good job. if you can do 15 minutes, you are officially a beast. Doing more mileage is maybe good for weight loss, but to me it's just too boring.

[Edited 2013-01-19 09:31:49]

User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11140 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 788 times:

I was taking a class the past two years at the college where I was getting 8 minute miles outside. The 10 minute mile pace on the treadmill seems so much easier, but I don't know how I can keep either of those paces without any equipment.

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 1):
running watch

is a very good idea! Thank you! I will get one and hit the road more.

Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlinecupraibiza From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 729 times:

I started my journey doing walk/jog/walk on a treadmill. Once I started running on the road I haven't looked back.

I've tried going back to a treadmill when its been crappy weather and really struggled with it. Luckily where I live the climate is quite mild so that doesn't happen too often.

I use a Garmin Forerunner 610. Love it!

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