seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11604 posts, RR: 15 Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 958 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.
fr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5400 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 939 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.
casinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 899 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. .
Older than I just was ,and younger than I will soo be.
Flighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8498 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 889 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.
seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11604 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 884 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.