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It seems like running on a track is more difficult than on a treadmill because you actually have to propel yourself forward. How much of an incline do you need on the treadmill it equal with running on a level track?
just try elevating it gradually. everyone will have a different level in which they can work...
I was told at least 1 degree.
That's what I set the treadmill on when I run.
Honestly I don't feel a diff. between zero and 1 degree, but it's what the guy at the running store told me so I do it.
I have read that the 1-1.5% grade makes up for the lack of wind and friction of pavement. FWIW
I find running on a treadmill harder. No air, no perceived motion, etc... make me get lack of motion sickness.
I have always been told that 2% covers wind resistance and the fact that you actually have to move foreword. It seems though, that different treadmill have a different 2%. Curious. I think road running is harder and better, but treadmills are way better than nothing.
I mix it up and do both. Bad wx = treadmill, good wx = walk fast @ park trail.
I also run easier on a track... I just get bored on the tread mill.
treadmill = cars not wizzing by, if you live in the city.
I like outside, but usually run indoors just for safety reasons
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