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6/6/12 7:41 P

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I run only on treadmill. I have to work my way up to outside. I tried to run outside a few weeks ago while out of town. While I have heard, read, etc. repeatedly that running outside is very different than treadmill running - I had no idea how different it would be for me. I was devastated at how little I was able to run outside (yes, I am hard headed and uber-hopeful at times) .... so it's back to treadmill for me for a little while longer.

Thanks for the information on the incline. I've been running at 0.5 so I'll bump it up.

Such a process, this "learning" to run thing! I'm going to make it ... but wow ... it's hard. at least for me.

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5/28/12 7:20 P

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I am running on the street. I am training for a 5K that will probably be on less hilly terrain than where I am practicing.

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5/27/12 11:45 P

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5/27/12 9:22 A

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We live and travel in an RV (great retirement life) so I am always running outside and every time we move I get new scenery.

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5/23/12 2:53 P

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I am outside

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5/17/12 3:27 P

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100% treadmill at this point... looking forward to more outdoor sessions.

I run on level 1 incline
I walk between incline 1.5 and 6.5, varying the incline every 30 seconds or so, because I am trying to simulate the hilly area where my upcoming 5k will take place. I think I will try the preset hill module for my week 4 day 1 session since week 3 is finally done!

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3/29/12 6:03 P

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good to know thanks for the info.

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3/29/12 2:00 P

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An article I read stated that 1% is approximately what running on a flat outdoors would be. That is where I keep it for my jogging intervals and when I walk I bump it up to anywhere between 2 and 4. That last part depends on how fast I am walking.

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3/29/12 11:26 A

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How much do you bump up? I only put it at a .5% when on the treadmill.

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3/27/12 7:47 P

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I've been running on the treadmill. Spring allergies are bad for me and the pollen counts are peaking here. In a couple of weeks I should be able to get outside a bit. I do bump up the incline on the treadmill to come a little closer to the effort required outdoors, though.

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3/26/12 2:40 P

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Isn't it the truth! Thanks Bluenaina, I agree just getting the run in is an accomplishment. :)

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3/26/12 10:26 A

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I don't have a treadmill, so I only run/job outside. Fortunately, we are close to a park with a nice trail, so I ride my bike as part of my warm up, then hit the nature trail.

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3/25/12 8:17 P

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I jog/run outside.

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3/23/12 9:10 A

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PATIB13 getting up to run is a battel all its own so running indoors is a great accomplishment as well, Way to go girl! :)

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3/22/12 1:07 P

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Good job on getting out there how ever you can. We have snow today so thankful I don't have to run outside, some people enjoy it though. I don't think I would, I would be afraid of falling down.

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3/22/12 7:23 A

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I've been running otuside or at my gym on the indoor track. I'm gearing up to get a treadmill for those rainy or cold days in Michigan

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3/19/12 12:14 P

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I have only been on the treadmill, I am a bit of a chicken to run outside by myself. The weather in our area has been kind of yucky and my son has been sick so I have not taken him on a run with me.

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3/18/12 8:14 A

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I do both. I prefer outside, but it is getting hot early, so may do more inside if this keeps up, plus the pollen is brutal this year

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3/15/12 10:14 A

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I do have a jogging stroller but my kids are getting bigger all the time and the area where I generally run is pretty hilly. I'm kind of afraid to tackle this huge hill by my house with the stroller!

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3/14/12 8:28 P

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I have adult kids with grandchildren so on a day to day basis, no I do not. BUT, you can easily use the treadmill and outside running together for a successful training regimen. I use the treadmill for speedwork (not very often) and then hit the streets for the bulk of my runs. Have you considered a jogging stroller if your kidlets are smaller? I have also seen parents have their older kids on bikes as they run with them.

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3/14/12 5:18 P

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I've been doing a bit of both since the weather has been so nice, but it's so much easier on the treadmill! Also, I've only done it outside when someone was home to be with the kids b/c I'm not sure I could handle the hills by our house with the jogging stroller. Are any of you taking your kids along for the ride?

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