Hello my wonderful and supportive Couch-to-5-K-Community!
I'm in a dilemma. I'm not sure if I beat my PB yesterday or not. Btw, it was also my first run since last Sunday, so I missed two runs which is also something I hate to do. To make it short: I can't motivate myself to run the same route in the park again (there's very little choice if I don't want to stop every few meters for traffic lights) so I ran again in the gym on the treadmill. I tried out the random programme for the first time yesterday and did my fastest 5k ever --------- 31:23 minutes, 27 seconds off my old PB.
Buuuut: The incline in the random programme was only between 0.4 and 1.5 (it changes automatically) and I usually run with a incline around 1.5 to 2.0.
Again, I feel like I have cheated because I ran on the lower incline. So I also feel, I just beat my PB because it was easier than my usual runs on the treadmill. I wonder if the run has the same worth as one with a higher incline (which also means its more like outside). I don't say the run was easy going and I was happy enough when I could slow down after the 5k mark. I ran for about 10 minutes at a speed of 10.0 to 10.5 km/h so it was a lot faster than I usually do.
Argh, I don't know if I should be happy about the time and see it as a new PB or not....Your opinions please
Another question: The weather is perfect but I can't motivate myself to run outside since I started to run in the gym two weeks ago. Can you give me tips how I can get those gremlins concerning the park away? Or give me the reasons why you run outside, perhaps I feel motivated again. I think a part of my problem is that I think it's easier on the treadmill and am a little bit afraid of the outside running by now... Oh, I should go into the park as soon as possible...
Thank you for reading!