How do you know what pace you are running during your training or during your events when you are outside? Do you know that you are running at 7 mph or is it 6.5? Do you know because of you heart rate? Do you know because of how you feel while you are running? Do you use the latest and greatest electronic device or an old device?
I can easily set the treadmill up to make me run at 6.7 mph for my 5k runs that I am currently doing. But soon, I should be able to run outside and I want to keep that pace up, other than my time after running a 3.1 mile (5k) distance and compare that to my treadmill times, how will I know?
I like the treadmill running, as it scans and lets me know my time, speed, distance and heart rate without any work. I know when I go outside, I should just run the distance and see where I am for time, but I really want to keep up with where I am on the treadmill and get better from there.