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5/23/12 8:49 A

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I actually think running on the treadmill is harder! I agree you should do whatever you feel more comfortable doing...but there is something about running outside, being flexible to speed up and slow down naturally that makes it easier for me.

I just thought I'd put that out there, so you don't discount running outside out of fear of it being harder. I started off running 1 minute (well...it was actually more of a shuffle!) and walking one minute. It was so empowering to run outside for me, even if I was walking as much! And within 6 weeks I felt I had "control" over my body.

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5/22/12 10:09 P

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Hey Thanks so much for the quick reply, that's ok about the weather I have started running on a treadmill until in climate controlled environment just because I am new to this and i thought it would be a better place to start please I can control more variables on a treadmill. Hopefully I will work my way up soon and feel comfortable to hit the real pavement but that will take some time for me I believe.

thanks again! :)

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5/22/12 9:57 P

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Hi VIVID1106,

Below are some links that may help you out...however, in the summer, it is very difficult to use heart rate as an indicator as to how hard one is working out because your heart rate tends to be elevated to help aid with the cooling off process.

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I hope this helps!

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5/22/12 9:45 P

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Hi Total Newbie question here!! :)

Where should your heart rate be and how do you know your pushing yourself to hard? I have a tendency to push myself well beyond where I should because I don't know really where I should be.

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