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Dec 2nd, 2013, 15:22 PM  
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Which is easier?

So I have been told there is a massive difference between the treadmill and running outside ... In you opinion is it easier to run longer on the treadmill or outside? I'm kind of hoping the answer is outside
Dec 2nd, 2013, 17:36 PM  
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I've heard it's a mixed bag! Treadmill's technically easier as it's not bumpy like pavements are, but you get the change of scenery outside!
Dec 3rd, 2013, 16:35 PM  
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For me it would be neither. Most of the time you hear that running ends up putting too much pressure on your feet and ankles. Since I already have ankle issues (and knees too) it would not work well for me. I would rather bike at my own pace than having joints slam down into the ground or a step on a machine.
Jan 16th, 2014, 12:12 PM  
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Personally I find it easier on the treadmill, it more regimented for me (as in, I can keep track of my distance, speed, progress and time better than if I was outside) and I feel less self conscious. I feel as if I can go further on the treadmill tho.
Jan 16th, 2014, 17:02 PM  
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Outside! Well that is what I hope too. Running is not good for you anyway - it is very hard on your knees. I think for me it's easier to walk/run outside. I can do it for longer periods of time.
Jan 16th, 2014, 17:14 PM  
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I think outside would be more challenging because you wouldn't be running in a straight line. You'd be going up and downhill and around corners, but then it would also be easier to change your pace and go faster or slower without having to change a setting on the machine.

I guess for me (if I could actually run) I would factor in the weather conditions and if the air was fresh. In the country it would be nice but in a crowded, stinky city with all the air pollution, I'd rather stay on a treadmill.
Jan 20th, 2014, 15:50 PM  
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I'll find out tomorrow eek!
Jan 22nd, 2014, 00:51 AM  
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many site said that if you run on the treadmill try at least to have a setting with a incline at least of 1 % so it can " feel " like running outside .

Also running outside is harder as you have many factors that you dont have inside...uneven terrain , wind etc and mostly your oxygen intake is much different outside that inside .
Jan 22nd, 2014, 04:18 AM  
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It's always been a lot easier for me to run on a treadmill. I don't know if it is because gym-quality treadmills are so well padded or if it's because you can set the treadmill not to have any incline...
Jun 12th, 2014, 05:56 AM  
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Running outside is much better than a treadmill, treadmill machines are good but do not have the same intensity as operating on running outdoors even if its cold it only gets a person tougher.
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