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Should I run indoors or outdoors?

Both indoor and outdoor running can be beneficial. Running indoors will most likely have less obstacles because you will most likely be running on a treadmill. Running outside can provide greater challenges from an intensity and stabilization standpoint. Outdoors, the surface you run on will change during your run as you alternate between pavement, grass and dirt. Some individuals prefer to run outdoors because the change in scenery provides motivation. In the end, both are beneficial and it is much more important that you fit in the physical activity. When trying to decide, choose the option that will give you greater enjoyment.

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