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7/2/12 10:20 P

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It is crazy hot out here for the next week, thanks for the advice with the info on the added incline, I will be sure to do that also! emoticon emoticon

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6/25/12 11:04 P

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Thank you for the tip on the incline - I haven't been adjusting it because I had no clue, but now I have a starting point.

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6/25/12 1:43 P

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It is too hot and too humid for me to be outdoors. I've found that I have to set the treadmill incline to at least 1.5 to counteract the assist from the belt.

I'm grateful for treadmills, it takes away the "it's too miserable to be outside excuse."

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6/18/12 2:12 P

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Laurie,

emoticon so much for the advice. I am glad I can train at least sometimes on the treadmill.

I have to tell you, I went to a talk on the neurology of exercise given by a local neurologist, and I posed the same question to him after the talk about why I felt it was so much more difficult to run on pavement. He looked at me funny and didn't really have an answer. When you just explained it, I thought "oh duh!" but I also thought it was funny that it didn't occur to the neurologist.

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6/18/12 9:55 A

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Yes, it is indeed easier on the treadmill because the belt is propelling you forward. Use can utilize the treadmill but also make sure you can get an outdoor run accomplished at least once a week. I personally will use the treadmill when it is hot hot hot and it works!!!

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6/18/12 9:44 A

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I just completed my first 5k last month and am training for another one next month. So far I have done all my training outdoors, but it's getting pretty hot out and I am joining a gym this week. My question is, can I train for an outdoor 5k on a treadmill? In past experience, it seems a little easier for me to run on a treadmill, so I was wondering if I would have a hard time if I trained on a treadmill and then walk/jogged the 5k on pavement?

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