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5/1/11 1:01 A

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I'm sorry to hear that your kneenis hurting. That could be due to any number of reasons, like weak musculature, ITBand Syndrome, shoes, the treadmill...

If there's swelling, apply ice or cold compresses, not heat. Give your knees a rest by swapping your workout for something non-impact, like swimming (indoors, of course, for your neck of the woods). You may need strength training.

Take it easy and allow yourself to heal.

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4/30/11 6:53 P

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Well the last few runs I have done have been outside but for my 6 mile run today I was forced to run inside because of a lovely winter storm that we are getting here in manitoba. Started as freezing rain and has changed to snow.

I quickly realized that I enjoy running outside so much more. I was so skeptical before. I thought I ran faster inside but I don't. It is much quicker outside without even trying to. I was sweating buckets inside too.

But...one of my knees is really bothering me. Anyone have any ideas what I can do. I have been putting ice and heat on it.

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3/28/11 11:53 P

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Be careful pushing yourself before you're physically ready to withstand the stress. Be patient and stick to your program, you'll eventually develop speed.
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3/28/11 10:29 P

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I find I can push myself harder on the treadmill. If I set the speed I will force myself to run that for a certain amount of time. If I was outside, it would be too easy for me to slow down. Like this morning I ran for 50minutes and I wanted to push myself to see how long it took me to do a mile. It was almost 12minutes which is really good for my. But I think I almost popped something trying to do it. lol Guaranteed if I was outside, I wouldn't have lasted that fast, that long.

You guys all make me want to get outside though. I would also love to have access to an indoor track. We are getting a new YMCA in a couple of years and it will have one.

I do have 2 other girls I am doing the half with but we haven't run together yet. We do talk about how we did though.

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3/27/11 5:01 P

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I'm with you, Marty! I loathe the treadmill, but I do 25-30 mins on one every Tues morning as a warmup before strength training with my personal trainer/Tri Coach. But, as I wasn't born a gerbil, hamster, or the Energizer Bunny, I want off about as soon as I'm on it. Even though we have some really specialized treadmills built just for us distance runners (hard to describe), which feel pretty good, I get so bored. Give me the road or a lovely trail.

I really do admire you folks who can spend an hour, or more than 3 miles, on a treadmill, that takes stamina, fortitude and determination. My hat's off to you!

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3/27/11 3:19 P

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Oh wow. Both are awful! Give me an open road!! But if I have to pick one, I'll take the track. Treadmills are pure drudgery for me. I lose my will to live after about ten minutes.

I'll brave the cold, wind, snow, heat, rain, hail, apocalypse, alien invasion, you name it, before I will endure the treadmill.

Can you tell I don't like the treadmill?

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3/26/11 1:00 P

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I rather be outdoors than the treadmill anyday. On the treadmill I have to concentrate more that I don't trip or fall off, which makes me take on a slower pace.

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3/25/11 10:40 A

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personally I prefer track and outdoor running to treadmill. That said, I prefer treadmill to no running.

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3/25/11 4:47 A

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Hi, Shelog:

It really is hard when weather doesn't permit going outdoors. My training team has run in ridiculous weather (for us, anyway) - wind, rain, sleet, ice - but we don't have to contend with months on end of snow and ice, like our Northern neighbors do. Right now, you haven't much choice, unless you want to invest in some snow weather running gear.

Are you training with a team? Hope Spring arrives for you, soon!

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3/24/11 10:36 P

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I am training for a half marathon in June and so far all of my running has been on my treadmill. Mostly because I live in canada and there is too much snow and ice for me to run outside. I know I am going to have to eventually move my run to outside but being outside seems more intimidating to me. I am nervous to get out there. I am almost kind of dreading it. So as of right now I would have to say I prefer the treadmill. Hopefully once I get outside I will like it better.

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3/24/11 8:37 P

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Hi, Songbird:

Congrats on getting back on track (no pun intended).

Personally, I hate the treadmill, as I'm no hamster, and prefer being outdoors. However, one of my running buddies lives out in the middle of almost nowhere and has a treadmill that she has become great friends with, doing as many as 14 miles on it !!!

My recommendation is to change up your routine and get outdoors. The treadmill is great for bad weather training, short (20-30 minutes) training runs during the week (long run on weekends), or when it's just more convenient. You'll find that running on the road feels a whole lot different and, since most races are done on the road, you need to get used to roads and trails.
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I have recently starting running again. I have been using the Couch to 5K program. I have been running on the indoor track at my gym and have been doing well. In the next couple of weeks, I will be joining a new gym...one that does not have an indoor track. This would mean I would have to start utilizing the treadmill in order to continue my training.

I just got me wondering....do you prefer training on a treadmill or on a track? Is training on one better than the other? Has anyone found it difficult to run a 5K outdoors when all of your running has been done on a treadmill?

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