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Ive been running on treadmills only for about a little over a month. Yesterday I ran a 2 mile race that I thought would be a breeze because Im used to running up to 5 miles at a time on the treadmill. I was surprised to find it was harder than I thought it would be. I have an upcoming 5k in 2 weeks and I plan to start running outside so I can get used to the heat again. Any advice on how often I should run outside and for how long so that I can be ready for the 5k?
Agreed. It is a mistake to assume that treadmill running is the same as outside running. The best way to run faster in races is to run outside and get your body used to the weather conditions, hills, and impact that you will experience in a race.
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