This is my second attempt at the C25K programme; having made it to week seven (and honestly hating every minute of the actual running!) over 18 months ago I took a break while at home for Christmas and have apparently been making excuses ever since!
Anyway, recently my life got a little less crazy so I went back to the gym and for about a month just did the elliptical for about 45 minutes 3 times a week. After this I thought going back to the C25K programme was a good idea and that maybe just maybe it would be a little less torturous than the first time around - at least at the beginning!
So week 1 I guess wasn't so bad. Then week 2 happened! I completed the last run of week 2 yesterday and ok I think I'm going a little faster than I was my last attempt (but still nowhere near a 5k in 30 minutes pace) and yes I got through it but it's hard. Really hard! What is it about running that is so much tougher than the elliptical? Anyone know - or at least have a similar experience so I know I'm not crazy? I can do over four miles on the elliptical and while it's a work out I can enjoy it but running for 90 seconds 6 times is exhausting!
If nothing else I was hoping you lovely people could just encourage me to keep going with it ... all my friends either thinking running is the worst idea ever or run 10K's on a regular basis so no one can really identify with my struggles!