What is the difference Adri♥Ava 18 kids; New York 7450 posts
Jul 31st '13

I've noticed that I could run on the treadmill at a faster pace for about 40 minutes but When I run outside not uphill or anything I could barely run for 2 minutes without before being out of breath and needing to stop. It is pretty warm at the gym it is also outside but i run early in the morning so it's not that hot outside so What is the difference ?

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
Jul 31st '13

The treadmill does a lot of the work for you. You notice you can't just stop running on one or you faceplant? Yeah, that's why.

MonkeyMel 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 26759 posts
status Jul 31st '13

It's a lot easier for me to run on a treadmill too. I tend to try to run too fast outside so I really have to focus on running slower at first and then I'm able to keep a better pace.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49166 posts
Jul 31st '13
Quoting Crystal
user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
Jul 31st '13

It's like how walking up an escalator is easier than walking up stairs. The ground is moving for you, so you're not doing as much work. When you walk normally there's a natural gravity resistance.