I've used both and it seems to me that running is harder then the TM. BUT, when I use the TM I can work my heart rate up higher for longer periods, can run longer, and it isnt as hard on my joints.
Question- what are the different pros/cons of each?
Thanks for the help!
I think my treadmill is harder than running outside. I've put a couple of different bikes on there and for the most part, the treadmill runs about .3 MPH slower than the bike speedometer indicates.
Here's a nifty chart that compares treadmill to outside running times.
treadmill has been great for speed workouts for me. again, i can go to a really nice track, but do not have a feel for the pace i will run an interval in if it's not "flashing" in front of me.
i love running outdoors though, just for the fresh air and scenery. at the moment, most of our roads are really constricted and narrow due to the snow banks on the sides of the road so i feel inside is just safer now.
i try to get outside at least 2 days a week though, more when the weather is nice.
get a fan and have the fan on it will keep you much cooler.
drink lots of water