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8/18/13 7:32 A

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Way to go! That is great!
I use the Dreadmill as an absolute last resort. Maybe you went farther because the outside is so much more stimulating and the miles just flew by without all the boredom. I am surprised that you didn't feel much discomfort at that mileage on ground vs. the dreadmill.
Woohoo, get out there and run! Awesome!

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8/17/13 4:16 P

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wow. you did awesome!! I agree, the treadmill is a tool but also a drudgery. Being outside is significantly easier mentally... nice job!

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8/17/13 7:51 A

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Congrats on the new distance!! And I'm with you: I find it so much easier to run outside and I am much faster. On Wednesday I tried a new route for my long run and through parts of the city that I have never seen. That has to be one of my favorite parts of being a runner: how much you can see. A sunrise on a run is sometimes the best part of a day.

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8/15/13 10:18 P

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I was once a treadmiller, but now if I absolutely can't run outside, I'll look for an indoor track and hit the treadmill only as a last resort. It is just SO monotonous!

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8/15/13 8:24 P

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No, I didn't have my treadmill set to an incline. Outside it felt like I was running so slowly, Usually after long runs I get pretty bad SI joint pain, and today's was very minimal.

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8/15/13 4:32 P

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Love the street. Interesting you found it easier though, most don't. Did you have your treadmills set on an incline?





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8/15/13 3:59 P

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There is nothing like the street. I too was a treadmiller. It has to be a cold two weeks in February for me to go back to it.

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8/15/13 1:54 P

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I feel your pain. I usually run on my lunch hour or very early or very late because on my 3 year old. I'd rather just wear a light than the treadmill and I am just so much faster and feel like my runs are better outside.. but treadmill running is better than no running

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8/15/13 1:51 P

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Yeah, I hear that from a lot of ppl. However, I usually run at 5am when it is still dark outside and need to get done before my two young kids wake up. Same situation for my running buddy.

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8/15/13 1:43 P

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The treadmill is only ever a last resort for me.

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8/15/13 1:41 P

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My friend and I are training for a half in Oct. We both are treadmill runners ONLY. We ran a 5K together outdoors a few months ago but that's it. We both happened to be off work this morning and decided to bite the bullet and run together outside. We planned on a 6 miler. We ended up running 11.2 miles. A new PB for us both! Despite having several hilled areas to get through we found the outdoor run to be SIGNIFICANTLY easier and faster than the treadmill! Her Garmin indicated that several of our miles were over a minute faster than our typical 9:50 mile pace. We are both feeling so much more confident about running the half after today. Well... as long as it doesn't rain! :)

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