How Much Is a Mile on a Treadmill?

Running (or walking) on a treadmill is much different than running (or walking) outside.

Are you just starting out with working out on a treadmill? Treadmills really are great exercise machines, but they do take some figuring out.

A mile on a treadmill is the same as a mile on the road or track. The number of miles doesn’t change even if it may feel different.

How Much Is A Mile On A Treadmill?

If you are new to running or running on a treadmill, you have probably been hearing phrases such as tempo run or 10-minute mile.

Treadmill Lingo

Tempo Run

Tempo run means to run at a sustained speed that is just about your anaerobic threshold.

10-Minute Mile

A 10-minute mile is just what it sounds like. You run at a pace which would allow you to complete a 1 mile run in 10 minutes.

If you are new to treadmill running, the ideal pace should be less than 3 miles per hour.

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