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It's #SPRING! Woohoo! If you've been slogging on the treadmill, here's how to transition to outdoor running:

It's #SPRING! Woohoo! If you've been slogging on the treadmill, here's how to transition to outdoor running:

This winter was brutal (#understatement), sending many runners indoors. To get back to your top racing form, you’ll need to transition back into the great outdoors. But too much treadmill running can make transitioning to roads difficult and – at times – painful. Here are some tips to ease into your new routine. Build your base If you’ve been running on the treadmill a few times a week, consider lengthening the distance of one or two of these runs to build your endurance. You may not feel like it helps tremendously outdoors, but a little extra cardiovascular strength will help with the demands of running on the sidewalks. Add some hills You may or may not have been adjusting the incline on your treadmill this winter (research suggests using a “1-2 percent incline [to] simulate the ‘intensity’ of outdoor running”). Now that you’re looking to head outside, you might want to ...

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