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8/18/15 6:49 A

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You might find it feels more difficult out on the road vs. the treadmill, especially if you're running some hills outside and you weren't before. But I would recommend making the transition since you're running a 5K soon.

Don't worry about what other people are thinking! Any time I see a runner out on the street, my first reaction is "Good for them!" regardless of how fast or slow they are moving.

Good luck!

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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8/18/15 12:56 A

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Hi. Am I crazy to feel nervous about moving from the treadmill to running on the street? I think part of this is that I am worried that it will be harder to run outside vs. inside on the treadmill. Another part of me is insecure, I guess, and I worry about people looking at me running down the street - "wogging", as I like to call it - at a pretty slow pace with plenty of jiggles going on with my body! I guess I am looking for a confidence booster before I take it to the street. I've gotten this far, only 3 more weeks left to prepare for my first 5K! Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!

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