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RiemmyGirl
05-29-2006, 06:01 PM
Wow! I did HIIT on treadmill today and could not believe how much easier it was. I generally do it outside but decided indoors today and could not believe the difference. I had the speed up to 9 .I think I will go back to outdoors or should I raise the elevation?

PnW
05-29-2006, 06:02 PM
I would say go back outdoors if you can! Treadmills are boring :dry:

Leah
05-29-2006, 06:03 PM
Nothing compares to sprints outside :)

RiemmyGirl
05-29-2006, 06:07 PM
I did not realize how much I've built up. It was funny to me. I felt good because I remeber the first time ever was on a treadmil and thought I was gonna die at a speed of 7. HIIT is awesome. I really got to see what is doing for me.

mybell
05-29-2006, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by Leah@May 29 2006, 01:03 PM
Nothing compares to sprints outside :)
Ok, this is going to be silly, and I know I'll be made fun of. But I've never done sprints outside. Only my ss runs.

What do you do for sprints? how long do you go? how many do you do.? do you walk inbetween?

do you just go full out for 30 seconds?

I;m :oops: to be asking.

Erik
05-29-2006, 06:53 PM
The treadmill runs for you, hence it being much easier.

RiemmyGirl
05-29-2006, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 29 2006, 11:53 AM
The treadmill runs for you, hence it being much easier.
So does this mean I still suck. JK :laugh:

RiemmyGirl
05-29-2006, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by mybell@May 29 2006, 11:45 AM
Ok, this is going to be silly, and I know I'll be made fun of. But I've never done sprints outside. Only my ss runs.

What do you do for sprints? how long do you go? how many do you do.? do you walk inbetween?

do you just go full out for 30 seconds?

I;m :oops: to be asking.
I walk in between. At first I tried to jog and could'nt do it.

mybell
05-29-2006, 07:09 PM
How long do you sprint for? How do you keep track of how much you did?

Erik
05-29-2006, 07:11 PM
How long do you sprint for?

Anywhere from 15-60s depending on the worst/rest interval a person chooses.



How do you keep track of how much you did?

Umm, you count? :blink:

FloridaKaren
05-29-2006, 07:15 PM
I sprint for 20 seconds and then recover for 40 seconds. Recovery is usually me walking and gasping for air realizing that my stop watch has suddenly reached the 39 second part of my 40 second recovery... :blink: Then I run another 20 seconds and repeat until I have done 12 sets of 20.

The other day I tried a 30/60 set of 8. It was brutal by the end, but I surprised myself by being able to push those 30 second sprints out.

Usually I just walk from my apartment out to the biking/jogging trail nearby and then begin my sprints from there. I'll sprint away from home 6 times and then turn around and run the other half of my sprints back, then walk back to my apartment from the last sprint, which allows me to cool down.

RiemmyGirl
05-29-2006, 07:16 PM
I use my HR monitor watch with the seconds on it

mybell
05-29-2006, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 29 2006, 02:11 PM


How long do you sprint for?

Anywhere from 15-60s depending on the worst/rest interval a person chooses.



How do you keep track of how much you did?

Umm, you count? :blink:
I was thinking more of mileage and time, not how many you've done.

The runner in me has this uncontrollable urge to keep track of milage. I think I need to give that up for HIIT.

Erik
05-29-2006, 07:22 PM
Originally posted by mybell+May 29 2006, 03:21 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (mybell @ May 29 2006, 03:21 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Thunder@May 29 2006, 02:11 PM


How long do you sprint for?

Anywhere from 15-60s depending on the worst/rest interval a person chooses.



How do you keep track of how much you did?

Umm, you count? :blink:
I was thinking more of mileage and time, not how many you&#39;ve done.

The runner in me has this uncontrollable urge to keep track of milage. I think I need to give that up for HIIT. [/b][/quote]
Yes, you do.

jrb1980
05-29-2006, 08:26 PM
I don&#39;t really find one is easier that the other - I simply put myself in a situation where they are equally hard. I don&#39;t get why HITT is "easier" by virtue of being on the treadmill - not if you up your speed and incline as necessary

Erik
05-29-2006, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by jrb1980@May 29 2006, 04:26 PM
I don&#39;t really find one is easier that the other - I simply put myself in a situation where they are equally hard. I don&#39;t get why HITT is "easier" by virtue of being on the treadmill - not if you up your speed and incline as necessary
Because the treadmill propels you. Put your foot down in front of you and it will end up behind you. Outside you have to propel yourself.

They&#39;re not even comparable.

Anyone who&#39;s dug in and busted their ass doing outdoor sprints knows the treadmill can&#39;t compete.

That of course is not to say one can&#39;t get a good workout on the treadmill.

RiemmyGirl
05-29-2006, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 29 2006, 01:28 PM


Anyone who&#39;s dug in and busted their ass doing outdoor sprints knows the treadmill can&#39;t compete.


Thats what I learned this morning.

Cali
05-30-2006, 12:48 AM
I was gonna do sprints on my treadmill and then I read this thread and changed my mind. It&#39;s been awhile since I&#39;ve gone outside, but I sucked it up and went just now&#33; :banana: :banana: :banana: SOOOO much better. ;)

Erik
05-30-2006, 01:11 AM
And the elliptical is the gheighist form of HIIT ... ever.

Cali
05-30-2006, 01:18 AM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 29 2006, 08:11 PM
And the elliptical is the gheighist form of HIIT ... ever.
that&#39;s the most creative spelling yet. :lol:

andi
05-30-2006, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by Cali@May 29 2006, 08:18 PM
that&#39;s the most creative spelling yet. :lol:
yeah it is&#33; :lol:

RiemmyGirl
05-30-2006, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 29 2006, 06:11 PM
And the elliptical is the gheighist form of HIIT ... ever.
I tried eliptical once. That was retarded :doh:

gymgurl
05-30-2006, 04:28 AM
I was doing them on my treadmill in the past but lately I&#39;ve taken it outside, my treadmill just can&#39;t handle that speed and it uses starts going crazy, that and my brother isn&#39;t so fond of my 7 am &#39;mach speed&#39; sessions as he puts it. I noticed a huge difference though in how much sorer I was outside, I think you definintely can push yourself harder.

jrb1980
05-30-2006, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 30 2006, 01:11 AM
And the elliptical is the gheighist form of HIIT ... ever.
IMO it is the gheighist form of cardio ever.

jrb1980
05-30-2006, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by Thunder@May 29 2006, 08:28 PM
Because the treadmill propels you. Put your foot down in front of you and it will end up behind you. Outside you have to propel yourself.

They&#39;re not even comparable.

Anyone who&#39;s dug in and busted their ass doing outdoor sprints knows the treadmill can&#39;t compete.

That of course is not to say one can&#39;t get a good workout on the treadmill.
Well, I live in Vancouver and it&#39;s no rumor...it rains a lot here.

It is getting nicer now so I will jump on the outsdie band wagon. Is the beach a good choice?

linds
05-30-2006, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by jrb1980@May 30 2006, 09:29 AM
Well, I live in Vancouver and it&#39;s no rumor...it rains a lot here.

It is getting nicer now so I will jump on the outsdie band wagon. Is the beach a good choice?
I live in Oregon so I can relate to weather issues, but when I couldn&#39;t do my HIIT outside and am terrified of flying off the treadmill, I did mine on the erg (rowing machine) if you don&#39;t know how to use one the local rowing club can teach you technique, the gym staff, they usually have no idea how to use them but might get lucky but I like the erg for an alternative plus since no one uses them there is never a wait but I&#39;m also rather anti treadmill, to boring.