Week 5 run 3

I can't believe I just ran outside for twenty minutes, I usually use a treadmill. I had been putting it off as felt I wouldn't be able to keep going, but really wanted to try to start going out doors.all I can say is thank you as its reading the posts that gave me the courage to run today, and Laura is right.

I did slow down, as started to get too much out of breath about half way through.

My App said I had ran 2.42 Km (not including warm up/down) and my pace 8'20" What does this mean, is it a slow pace or average. angie

9 Replies

  • Great stuff Angie.

    Well done for getting out in the great outdoors. The pace of 8:20 means 8 mins 20 seconds per kilometre. That is perfectly fine.

  • I spent a lot of years at the gym. Now I have completed this program I won't go back. It's much better outdoors.

    Well done, remember that feeling and keep going

  • Me too webo! Never again! At last I am gym free!!!!!!

  • Well done Angie! Getting a constant pace outside is very difficult, but don't worry about that at the moment. All that matters is that you keep running for the periods that Laura says. Plenty of time to concentrate on pace when you graduate!

  • Well done, Angie! I love running outdoors, used to be worried about looking an idiot in the early days but don't give a hoot anymore :-D I'm a relatively recent graduate so am still experiencing new things, like the sun at park run yesterday! Run through plenty of frost, snow, rain and wind but sun was something new ;-) Good luck with the rest of the program - it works :-)

  • Aaah well done. I remember that leaving the treadmill feeling. I was so nervous and really struggled on my first run outside as I went far too fast. You've done so well. thsts the hardest one done now. No looking back you will love outdoors!

  • Well done Angie don't worry about the pace it is all about the time and you just did 20 minutes. Well done

  • Welcome to the great outdoors. Now that you've done your 20 minute run there'll be no stopping you!

  • Thank you all for your replies. Toonlou24 I don't think the treadmill will ever be the same. Outside is much better.

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