THICC MIKE wrote:
Except for the Wednesday workout, treadmill paces were 9-9:15 though my HR seemed quite high for that (145-150) compared to similar or even faster paces outdoors. Not sure how "easy" that is but these speeds were comfortable overall and that's basically how I roll on the treadmill.
Would like to get outside more this week, at least for an interval workout midweek and a long run next weekend. We'll see if the weather cooperates. If not, well, that's what I bought the treadmill for.
Doc - I have the same issue with treadmills, where the easy pace is consistently 10-30s slower that what outside feels like. Strangely, if I'm doing an interval workout on the belt, that seems to more closely correlate. I am one who doesn't mind the treadmill or workouts on the treadmill - I like that I can control the pace. I'm always playing games with the pace though, which helps, bumping up every X minutes then back down after Y minutes.
When I run on the treadmill, I get my distance / pace off a calibrated Stryd footpod. I did my calibration at a track and typically split right on the mile markers in races. On the treadmill, I noticed that most really nice gym or hotel treadmills will agree with my Stryd consistently within +/- 1 second per mile. However, cheaper treadmills are always roughly 10-30 seconds per mile off and I've seen it off in both directions (some treadmills are faster than reported, others are slower). The most extreme case I saw was a cheap POS treadmill at family members house that was a full 70 seconds per mile off. I've just gotten into the habit of completely ignoring the treadmill display and just trusting my footpod. My footpod pace/HR and pace/perceived effort always seems to agree.
Another thing I noticed, is that many treadmills will speed up slightly over time as they warm up at the same speed setting.