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Old 11-30-2013, 07:33 PM
 
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Why is running in place so much easier than running outside?

I can easily run 30 minutes in place inside, and my heart rate doesn't even go up that much. Yet, if I jog for 3 minutes I have to stop and heart rate goes higher, and I feel like I'm about to die. (exaggerating). But I also see better results after jogging, even in place, as compared to walking.

However, this doesn't correspond the same way with walking. I can walk for two hours indoors and start to feel really worn out near the end. But it's the same as outdoors for walking. In fact when I am outdoors it's probably a little easier due to the changing scenery.

Does anyone know why?
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Inception
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Probably because when you walk or jog, you are propelling your body (weight) forward where as jogging in place is an up and down motion (requiring less energy)... This is my guess....
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:55 PM
 
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Most people don't do any inlcine at all while running in place on a treadmill. Sometimes you are running at a slight incline and hardly notice it if you run outside, but over a longer distance, a slight incline will give you more of a workout.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Folsom
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Are you actually running in the same place or on a treadmill?
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:24 AM
 
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No treadmill.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Mena, Arkansas
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I walk outdoors around our city park. It's slightly uphill in two directions and slightly downhill in two directions. It's a decent workout depending on the number of laps one makes. I walked on a treadmill for awhile but outdoors is much more fun and seems to work better for me. Time to go walk now. See ya.
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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I use a treadmill, always do inclines, find it makes for a better workout !
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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For me, running in place or on a treadmill doesn't have the same effect as running outdoors; boring. There's nothing like a long early morning run with a bright moon/stars guiding your path, the smell of the morning air.. the pastry store baking their goodies as you run by, etc.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:19 PM
 
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Running in place is hardly worth the time.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Central Mass
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Running on a deadmill is easier because it's doing some of the work for you - the belt moves by itself!
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