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    Advice please,since jan this yr i decided i needed to loose weight n get fit,so i took the step to use my dusty treadmill completing 5km runs 4 nights a wk,(i also incorporate 25mins kettle bell workout and have lost over 2 1/2 stone in 10 mths) i now complete my runs averaging 26-27 mins with a race pace of 07:31 min/mi,i need to know when i start road running this coming jan 13,wud i be right in expecting my times/pace to be different from my treadmill running,as i believe the factors(elevations wind speed)can alter when running outside,also is it true that these pre race gels can cause nausea??? 
     
    Advice please,since jan this yr i decided i needed to loose weight n get fit,so i took the step to use my dusty treadmill completing 5km runs 4 nights a wk,(i also incorporate 25mins kettle bell workout and have lost over 2 1/2 stone in 10 mths) i now complete my runs averaging 26-27 mins with a race pace of 07:31 min/mi,i need to know when i start road running this coming jan 13,wud i be right in expecting my times/pace to be different from my treadmill running,as i believe the factors(elevations wind speed)can alter when running outside,also is it true that these pre race gels can cause nausea???
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    Hello mate, first off, well done for kick starting the fitness regime! I think if you take off about a third of the distance over the same amount of time thats a decent guide to the differance in treadmill and outdoors running. Thats allowing for weather, friction from moving over the ground and don't forget that on a treadmill your legs are keeping up with a moving belt, not propelling yourself along so theres a differance in effort! When you move outside plan for time and don't get too hung up on distance, that will come as your fitness and confidence grow. As for gels, I never use anything until I get beyond about 1 1/2 hours running or up to ten miles but thats maybe just me!! Iff you do try them, do it on a series of shorter runs to see if they have any un wanted side effects (in particular upset stomach and other issues!!).
    Keep going and best of luck for the future,
    Ian 
    [signature]Pain is just weakness leaving the body 
    Hello mate, first off, well done for kick starting the fitness regime! I think if you take off about a third of the distance over the same amount of time thats a decent guide to the differance in treadmill and outdoors running. Thats allowing for weather, friction from moving over the ground and don't forget that on a treadmill your legs are keeping up with a moving belt, not propelling yourself along so theres a differance in effort! When you move outside plan for time and don't get too hung up on distance, that will come as your fitness and confidence grow. As for gels, I never use anything until I get beyond about 1 1/2 hours running or up to ten miles but thats maybe just me!! Iff you do try them, do it on a series of shorter runs to see if they have any un wanted side effects (in particular upset stomach and other issues!!).
    Keep going and best of luck for the future,
    Ian
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    Thanks for the information,will take onboard what you have said,completed my 1st 2.5mi road run last wk,(20mins)found it so easy,av signed up for blackpool 1/2 marathon n will b starting my road running training from jan 13th,also will b doing a couple of local 5-10k runs to get me ready,again thanks. 
     
    Thanks for the information,will take onboard what you have said,completed my 1st 2.5mi road run last wk,(20mins)found it so easy,av signed up for blackpool 1/2 marathon n will b starting my road running training from jan 13th,also will b doing a couple of local 5-10k runs to get me ready,again thanks.
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