Hi to all,
So, I've joined this site and begin writing my first blog on the eve of week 4. As the title suggests, I found quite a difference moving from an old treadmill we had lying around in the garage to the good ol' local park/ roads. I had figured if I ran and briskly walked when 'Laura' told me to, it wouldn't make much of a difference whether I was moving over still ground, or whether the ground was moving beneath me.
How wrong I was.
On the treadmill, running three minutes wasn't too challenging at all, but running the same distance around a local park proved much more challenging/ satisfying.
I made the move not out of choice, as I was somewhere without a treadmill this last Wednesday, but I'm glad I did so.
I do think that if I'd continued in the garage I would be faced with a bit more than I would anticipate if I then went on to do a short marathon in the real world.
I've just discovered that I'm running for 20 minutes the Friday after next, which seems a lot more than 3, and I can't wait to see what I'm like after that at 7 in the morning! At the moment I'm laughing at what I'm expected to do in 5 weeks, but hopefully that will fade with time.
I think it might be nice to have an option to put in how far along you are on the C25k when you join this site, and then perhaps have encouragement to post a blog weekly or something like that? I imagine that might also help people tempted to give up on the programme. Just an idea,
Bye for now, and kudos to everyone that's decided to kill spare time with fitness,