Couch to 5K

Back on treadmill and I can still run!

I have been going out with friends as well as myself trying to run outdoors. And it hasn't been going to plan.

I still struggle to run outdoors even though I am getting better times.

It knocked my confidence back a bit.

So yesterday after a long time I decided to go back to running on the treadmill. And I managed to do it without any issues :-)

The issue with running outdoors for me is controlling the pace. So I have requested a friend to lend me his running watch which has pace alerts.

I will give that a go the next time.

Hopefully I should get better over time that I am able to run continuously outdoors too. Or at least, that is the plan for this year :-)

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Don't hold you breath re- the weather... I think the choices currently, are, rain, sleet snow or ice! :)

I did the whole programme outdoors... and as you know, got very wet at times! I am...or was.. finding that Couch to 5K plus helped with pace and timings... for me anyway.. before the snow....Snow has nearly gone now but I have Bronchitis... I blame the van driver who soaked me a run or two back! :(

Better to stay warm...and safe inside maybe. As Laura says... any run is better than no run..go you!

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Thanks :-)

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Hi,

I think its great that you can run on the treadmill, it shouldn't matter whether you in or outside as long as your running. At least your keeping fir. I am the opposite of you. I can't run on a treadmill anymore since running outside.

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It's different for everyone :-)

I can run a bit outdoors. But not for as long as I can on the treadmill. Got my Garmin 920XT back from a friend and intend to use the pace alerts to keep me right.

Fingers crossed!

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Do you have a local parkrun? if so do they do pacer days? If so just choose the appropriate pacer and follow him/her. Once you've done a couple of runs like that your body should learn what pace is appropriate.

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The nearest parkrun to Stirling is in Falkirk - Callander Park. I would class that as one of the challenging ones with a fair uphill section.

Fingers crossed!

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If you have a phone app like Runkeeper you can set it to give you updates on your pace, I found it really helpful x

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Thanks CG2. I am aiming to use my Garmin 920 XT...once I figure out how the pace alerts work :-) xx

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