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Definitely what Coach Nancy said. And also if you see others running at your gym, then ask them about running outside and if they have a group they run with.
Also, the track will give you no incline. If you are going to run inside you'll want to get on the treadmill some and vary the incline. Put it to at least 1.0. I have to do some of my training inside as well (but do get outside) and mixing the inclines up helps. The treadmill will also have a hill setting.
Good luck to you!
While doing some runs inside will get your ready, you will want to practice running outside to acclimate your footing as well as your bones, connective tissue, joints and muscles to running on a road surface. You may want to check with your local running specialty store to see if they offer social runs or a half-marathon class. If not, you may want to visit the following website rrca.org to see if there is a running club in your neck of the woods.
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I like running the track at my Ymca, I want to train for my first half in Oct., but I have a hard time running outside, First I have a harder time with my breathing, and second, I don't feel safe running outside alone. Any suggestions or tips?