Cross country training on a treadmill?
Running on a motorized treadmill is similar to running outdoors. Motorized treadmills are a great alternative to running outdoors. For a given speed, treadmill running is a little easier than outdoor running. For this reason, treadmill runners will compensate by raising the treadmill to a grade 2% steeper. The display provides continuous feedback to help the runner stay on target throughout the workout. Even so, I prefer running outdoors, as long as it is safe. I can dress for the cold, even 15 degrees below zero (F) cold. But, something like freezing rain, which leaves ice on surfaces, will keep me indoors.