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6/29/10 11:21 A

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I run faster outside than I do on my treadmill and heat and humidity definitely take a toll on your breathing, especially if you are used to running indoors in the air-conditioning. Originally, I only ran inside on my treadmill, but have started running and/or walking outside some to get my body used to the heat and humidity.

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6/27/10 10:04 P

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I've enjoy reading this thread. Good advice from everyone. Plan to start the program on Monday.

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6/27/10 6:57 P

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Yea I have that problem when I'm outside. I found that slowing down helps as I think I'm running at the same pace as inside but I'm faster.

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6/26/10 2:19 A

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I'm not sure where you're at, but I have problems with running outside sometimes if the humidity is too high. Nothing like breathing water while running.

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6/25/10 6:22 P

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Thanks everyone, I'll try slowing it down Monday when I'm there next and see how that works. I felt like I was going the same pace as inside but that is too hard to accurately judge. I hope it works! I agree that running on a treadmill is monotonous so I'd like to start outside more since it's finally warm out!

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6/25/10 5:55 P

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I agree that running outside is physically harder than the treadmill, but I get very bored on the treadmill! Also, I agree with what a lot of people said...slow down.

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I also read in "Complete book of women's running" that you should inhale and exhale through your mouth. That helped me greatly since I was always having a problem breathing.

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Outside is much harder. Remember with a treadmill the machine is pulling your feet for you. Slow down a lot outside you should be able to sing a song, although you don't want to

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6/25/10 2:02 P

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I had that problem outdoors too, until I slowed down.

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I discovered I run at a different speed outside than I do on a treadmill. Without your speed in front of you like on a treadmill it's easier to just take off and go for it, I think. I slowed down (treadmill) by 0.2 mph and it made a HUGE difference in not becoming out of breath. I slowed down outside too, with similar results. Hang in there! Slowing down even a tiny bit will help more than you think.

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Does anyone else experience this or know why this is? I always run indoors on a treadmill, i have it set at a 5% incline. I'm in week 5 of the c25k program right now so running 5 minutes at most right now. I'm usually fine until the last minute when I start getting out of breath.

Wednesday I ran outside for the first time in years and I could barely make it ONE minute! The terrain was flat, but was a sidewalk. It wasn't that my joints or anything hurt, I was just so out of breath I was breathing super loud, almost gasping for air, and that never happens on the treadmill. Any in site on this would be great. I know I don't have asthma or any breathing problems so I'm stumped!

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