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3/22/12 5:58 P

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I've found that the first 10 minutes are the hardest. It seems that I am going to pass out... and then, suddenly, I feel ok. (I suppose that's what they mean when they say to "push through it"...) I would suggest following the 5K training you're doing - and try to relax during the runs - maybe even slow down a bit until you feel more comfortable.

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3/22/12 5:11 P

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thanks for the encouragement! any suggestions for my breathing? i certainly am having a hard time setting a breathing pattern--too out of breath for a long run just yet!!

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3/22/12 4:38 P

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And I totally agree that outside is so much more challenging... but I like that I don't have to maintain a set speed outside! I've been an outside runner for a couple of years now (walk/run combo) - and just bought a treadmill last fall to keep me in shape through the winter... and with the thaw I am venturing outside more now - and having challenges I didn't expect to have.

Hang in there - you can do it! This is an amazing team - with some really knowledgeable folks. Good luck!

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3/20/12 3:39 P

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3/20/12 3:02 P

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I have read several people say they were surprised how much harder it is to run outside than on treadmill. IT IS!!! I went from running over an hour most days of the week on the treadmill to starting over running outside with the "ease into 5k" app on my iphone. I am on week 3 and am looking forward someday to a 5k, 10k, half then full marathon. I have run a little over a year. I am 45 and always walked, but new to running. I am inspired to keep going by what I read on this website!!!

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