Word on the street is that it’s spring but yesterday I spent four hours outside in rain, wind and 47-degree weather (yay track and field) so I’m not entirely convinced…
Anyways, in honor of spring, first, my favorite color combo- blue and yellow!
Aren’t those Ranunculuses (Ranunculi? What?) so, so delicious?
And second, running. Specifically outside.
My girl Terri at TryAnythingOnce was looking for some advice on transitioning from running on the treadmill to running outside. I’ll be honest, I rarely use it anymore but I used to be a treadmill beast back in graduate school, so I’m drawing from then…
I think that it’s important to ease back into running outside, rather than hit the pavement running (HA!). I am a huge fan of run-walking, so throwing a few 3:00-run/1:00-walk sessions outdoors can help get your running legs back.
Don’t forget, the treadmill is a bit easier than running outside, simply because it pushes you along. There’s less fighting against gravity, so it makes sense that going from the treadmill to the streets might be a tough transition.
Another idea for making the transition to running outdoors is to increase your typical speed on the treadmill- basically, making it *that* much harder and, by comparison, running outside *that* much easier…
For me, running outdoors is one of the perks to being a runner and now that it’s finally getting nice out there, I’m enjoying the lack of layers and warm (ish) temperatures during my runs.
Which do you prefer, the treadmill or outdoor running? Have you had any trouble transitioning from the treadmill to outside?