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Old 10-13-2008, 03:58 AM   #1
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:46 AM   #2
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4.5 and not for long on that. I am not gonna make a fool of myself by falling off it!
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:50 AM   #3
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6.8 currently
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:52 AM   #4
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About 4.8 and it almost killed me

Slow and steady between 3.0 and 3.5 is my pace right now.

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6.0, for about 1/4 mile. My normal "running" speed is currently 5.2, and my walking speed is 3.7.
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5.8 is the fastest I've gone. My normal "running" and "walking" speeds are 5.0-5.2 (running) and 4.0-4.2 (walking).
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:50 AM   #7
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A brisk but comfortable walking pace for me is 4.5mph at 6% or 7% incline. Comfortable, sustainable running speed is 5.5-5.6 mph at 1%-2% incline. Fastest? Doing treadmill intervals I can do 8.1mph at 1%-2% incline for 30-45 second bursts. Boy are my short legs a going like crazy when I do this! lol
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Like Hat Trick I can go about 8mph for a short burst of time - maybe 30-40 seconds. Doesn't last long though!

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Old 10-13-2008, 01:50 PM   #9
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I'm a slow one on the treadmill, really hate it...4.5 is the fastest and not for long. My norm is 3.5-4.0 at a slight incline...I walk much faster outdoors, maybe because I enjoy it more.
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The fastest I can walk on one is about 4.0. Generally I do 3.5 on an incline. For running I could do 6.0 but usually did 5.5. I've never done the short interval bursts so I don't know what my max would be. Like froufrou, I'm faster just outside than on a treadmill...not sure why.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:54 PM   #11
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The other day at the gym, bored with the usual I thought I'd try running on the treadmill.

I did 6.0 mph for 2 miles, which amazed me as I've NEVER ran in my life on a treadmill or anyplace else really. I didn't know I could! I've tried running on the street, but always for short bursts - the treadmill didn't allow me to quit. I was pretty noodle legged afterward, but smiling like crazy and proud as heck.

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Old 10-13-2008, 06:54 PM   #12
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One of the problems I have with the treadmill is the fear that comes with knowing that it is a piece of machinery that you are not in complete control of (even with the emergency stop button/plug that comes on most models).

At the back of my mind there is always a fear that I will place one foot incorrectly, I'll be sent backwards into the machine/person behind me, and my running days will be over.

FrouFrou - I understand what you mean. I've also heard there is also something like a 40% difference between a treadmill and running outside.

I asked this question because yesterday I beat my fastest speed - I got to 15.4 km/h as my highest during intervals. I was only there about 30 or 40 seconds but I made it! I used an online converter to calculate that it is 9.5 miles per hour.

On a side note, does anyone here find it (even if more challenging) somewhat more comfortable when running uphill at an incline of 5 or 6? For some reason I feel like it is less straining on my knees.
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5.4 is about the fastest I've ever gone.. and I don't last very long at that, either!
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:14 PM   #14
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OMG you ladies are incredible and motivational!!!! My fastest ever was 3.8 at an incline of 3, which about killed me!!!! I felt at THAT speed that my legs were going so fast I'd have to run to go faster!

Guess I'll get there if I KEEP PUSHING!!
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:25 PM   #15
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8.0 mph, but only for a couple of minutes. Now if I could just run that fast for an entire 5K !!! That's 7.5 minute miles -- a sub-24 minute 5K. I wish!
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