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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosey View Post
    "I didn't rely on just the treadmill"

    That then begs the question, was it worth it?
    When I was 11km into a 22km run that was all up hill I knew it was definitely worth it.





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    Quote Originally Posted by simo74 View Post
    When I was 11km into a 22km run that was all up hill I knew it was definitely worth it.
    Could have just run up a hill in training.


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    Hey Vanessa,

    I use to do the 2.4km for army BFA training. The warm up is important to practice as they will most likely warm you up when its time to run the test. If it's anything like the army though it will be just running around in a 20 meter circle for a minute or two and some stretching, then the run. I use to practice that before my run.

    For the actual run i usually practised just around my home. Sounds like you have a 2.4 km course mapped out already? Does it go over hills or any slopes?

    As said, forget the treadmill, it's detracting you from your goal. In fact just about anything will detract you from it besides lots of 2.4km running. So do that as much as you can.

    Are you jogging/running the whole distance or stopping to walk any part of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza20 View Post
    Could have just run up a hill in training.
    If you read my earlier post you would see that I said there are no hills close to where I live. I did do other long runs in the hills at the weekend but supplemented it with the treadmill to give me more km's at an incline in training. The point is, that in some cases the treadmill is a useful tool so shouldn't be immediately discounted. However as I already stated I agree with the others on here that the best way to train for this run is to get outdoors and just run the distance you are training for, hard a few times a week.


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    Treadmill training is fine. I've used it when training for a 12km run a few times. Before starting the training I could barely run 10 minutes, after practising on the treadmill for 4-5 weeks, twice a week, I could do an hour.

    Did it carry over to road/outdoor running? Yes. It's not exactly the same, but I'd say it's 90% the same. If anything, outdoor running takes your mind off it, so the time goes faster. The only real difference I noticed is the unevenness of the road surfaces where the treadmill is perfectly smooth.


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    There is not a 10% difference, come on!

    treadmill, raises the heart rate which is good, there is less impact on soft tissue and bones, the mechanics are totally different and wrong if one intends to run for distance, do you want me to state the difference?


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    Treadmill running feels more like riding a bike than running to me.


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    It is movement which is better than nothing but in time the ham's, buttocks and low back will fuck up.

    The pull of the belt on the treadmill is bad juju.


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    You are doing it wrong @Bazza20 take the bike off the treadmill !!

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    yes lesson learned the hard way - epic fail. I'll just get out there again and start again


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