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What is the Average Treadmill Walking Speed?

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author image Rebeka Stowe
Rebeka Stowe's writing specializes in health, fitness and general well-being. Stowe has competed and coached cross country and track and field at the elite collegiate level. She holds a Bachelor of Science in health and physical education from the University of Kansas.
What is the Average Treadmill Walking Speed?
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According to an article published about walking on Princeton.edu the average walking speed of a human is 3.1 mph. Walking speed varies depending on height, weight, age, terrain, surface, effort and fitness. Luckily, treadmills can be incredibly effective pieces of exercise equipment. They can be programmed to hit exact speeds, allowing for greater control. The average treadmill walking speed is usually between 2 and 4 mph.

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By recording your daily workouts and pace it is possible to find personalized average walking speeds. Add together pace data from the week and divide by the number of workouts done. It is now possible to compare from week to week to determine gains and changes in average speed. Utilizing treadmills is extremely beneficial for this task because of the constant feedback that is provided.

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