Stand outside front door. Put one foot in front of the other. Repeat. Do this fast enough and you'll be running!
But seriously - take your pace really slow to start with. It's hard to judge pace to start with and you're likely to start off way too quickly.
No magic tips, I'm afraid - just take the plunge and you'll probably never bother with a treadmill again. You're in a better position than many, because your treadmill running gives you confidence that you can keep going for a reasonable length of time. I had to work on 'treadmill endurance' first because I was frightened I'd only make it as far as the end of the street! Don't expect to run 10K in an hour outdoors just yet - it's a bit harder for real (but only a bit).
Running on your own outdoors is not a big deal really. You're obviously reasonably fit, so if you go somewhere where other people run, like a park, you'll probably get a confidence boost by overtaking some. Look into running clubs, too - they're usually very friendly and have different groups to accommodate different speeds.
Another option would be for you to find your local Sweatshop (if you have one). They have a running community where they go out running every Tuesday. They do no more than 5k and it is aimed at beginners.
They also have a great 'loyalty' scheme. 5 runs bags you a free Tech Shirt up to 50 runs gettng you a pair of Running Shoes (all must be done in a 12 month period starting from your first run). There are no fees so it is really a great idea - I've been twice myself and am looking forward to the next run.
There are also Monday runs which I believe are more advanced and probably a further distance. I couldn't be sure if every store has these sessions though.
Both of these runs are in the evening 18:30 so ideal for after work.
Nadya, if you are used to walking alone then running alone shouldn't really be any different. Obviously be aware of whats around you and I would suggest NOT using an ipod etc, you really want to be able to hear people and traffic around you. Remember that the ground/terrain is unlikely to be nice and smooth, on the road there'll be uneven pavements, potholes and litter whilst off road it'll be tree roots, ruts, rabbit holes etc.
Wherever you go don't forget to tell someone and leave your planned route with them, and also have some means of identification on you. Nothing has ever happened to me in over 20 yrs running outside but it's best to be prepared! Take your mobile and a £1 coin for a phone box incase you get stuck somewhere, if you're a few miles away from home and you twist your ankle or fall etc you don't want to have to walk back!
Above all, just enjoy it
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