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Treadmill v outdoor running

Jennysheldon profile image

I have completed most of my runs on a treadmill as I am 7 stone overweight and the thought of going outside literally filled me with dread . Last week I actually did a run outside and this morning I did w5 r2 outside and I'm now thinking I'm going out again it is a bit harder but rather less sweaty . Plus I've signed up for a 5k run for my 50th birthday

6 Replies

Well done.

Outdoor running provides fresh air, vitamin D and constant change of stimuli........... you have made a great discovery.

Go for it!

Buddy34 profile image

Great work, running outside may seem harder but you will get used to it good luck 😊

Bunnyrunner profile image

You’re out now. You can’t go back in 😄 You’ve done great so far 👏

Oldgirlruns profile image

Hi JennyS! I’m on W5 too and have only run outside - wouldn’t dare run on a dreadmill for fear of being flung off the back! But outside is great - fresh air, a different view every day, and no cost! Go for it, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

bananahead profile image

Well done Jenny, sounds like it suited you to gain confidence in the programme and yourself by starting on a treadmill. Carry on, Lady,Go for it!

Bumblebetty profile image

Well done! I was petrified going outside in my exercise clothes for the first time, so self conscious (lots of weight to lose!) but it’s actually given me a big confidence boost now no one has said anything or looked at me funny. I’m just a person out exercising, nothing to see here!

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