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  • #16
    It's mental. I run both on the treadmill and outside and for me it's easier running outside. I can run the 1.5 miles faster outside than on the treadmill.

    I started taking Omega-3 Fish Oil pills and have been taking them for the last 3 weeks and I'm not sure if it's coincidence or not but I find the run is getting much easier all of the sudden. Before I started taking the Omega-3's I would make the 1.5 mile just about 12 minutes sometimes 12:24 minutes (time limit for my age group is 12:53 minutes, NY), but would be tired. Now I can make the 1.5 miles at 11:25 minutes my fastest and not be tired at all. I thought it was just probably just a good day, but started doing it more and more and realized that maybe the Omega-3's and Ginko that I take daily might help my body recover much faster. Oh!!! Also can't forget I also take 1 A Day Men Pro Edge vitamins. Not sure if any of the vitamins I'm taking are helping but whatever is going on I can run much faster and not be tired. I run 5 out of 8 days a week.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by CRS1 View Post
      I run 5 out of 8 days a week.
      holy cow thats fast! :P

      but in all seriousness what exactly is omega-3 for?

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      • #18
        This is very interesting. I too, as many others, find myself a little bit slower outside than on the treadmill. Not by much though.

        I find the same exact thing on my bike trainer. I set the trainer to the most resistance (it's magnetic resistance), and I'm a little bit faster on it than riding outside. Wind resistance probably plays a bigger role in riding, however, because I'm going a little over twice as fast as when I run.

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        • #19
          Young ladies behind lol
          I knew it was messing me up outside losing that view. LOL
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          • #20
            It's all mental.

            I can't run any more than a mile on a treadmill. I get bored and distracted really easily.

            On the other hand, I can run for hours outdoors and I can push myself.

            For example I'll run 2.5 miles away from home and force myself to run back. Can't do that on a treadmill so it screws with my head.

            Just keep at it and stop thinking about it so much.
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            • #21
              I run outside on a track even when it's 20 degrees outside. I feel like running on a treadmill is cheating because it's doing some of the work FOR you. I will run on a treadmill only if I HAVE to.
              "Character is someone you are when no one is watching."

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              • #22
                Originally posted by POSr View Post
                I run outside on a track even when it's 20 degrees outside. I feel like running on a treadmill is cheating because it's doing some of the work FOR you. I will run on a treadmill only if I HAVE to.
                World class elite runners run on treadmills... If you think it is cheating then you need to do a bit more research on them!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by GrayPatriot View Post
                  World class elite runners run on treadmills... If you think it is cheating then you need to do a bit more research on them!
                  Primarily?
                  "Character is someone you are when no one is watching."

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                  • #24
                    I hate running but have to do it. A lot actually. I was told to make sure the treadmill is on an incline if you run on one. I get extremely BORED while running regardless so I have about 1.5 hours worth of military cadences. I've got most of them memorized and when I do PT tests, just recite them in my head over and over. The MP3 player spoils me.

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                    • #25
                      Probably true.. but I would also add that you use different muscles on the treadmill than outside. Outside your pushing the ground... on the treadmill your trying to keep up. I have difficulty on the treadmill and run faster outside. I think its just because i rarely use a treadmill and im not used to it. Just run outside more.

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