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I was stupid enough to agree to run the Birmingham half marathon in October 2013 (it was an ego thing with the brother in law...) and now need to try to get into shape and start some training to be able to run for more than 30 seconds. I've tried jogging in the past, but never really got into it. I'm hoping this is because I was rubbish at it and I never gave it more than a week. I did find it a little dull though. I find that with most exercise that isn't a competitive sport unfortunately.
Anyway, got some tips from here about where to start and still have my old jogging shoes but not sure about where to run. Not many places round here that are lit up in the dark and the local streets are not ideal due to narrow pathways and I think too hilly for a beginner. I also feel a bit self conscious when other people see me walking more often than jogging and pretty red faced/near collapse to go with it.
So I was just wondering if a treadmill is vastly different? Could I still build up the stamina on a treadmill initially and venture into the dark, hilly roads when I can actually job for 10 minutes? I've heard people say a treadmill is completely different and 10 minutes on one of them is nothing on tarmac.
Fairly clueless really so any help appreciated