I was so pleased that after several attempts, I had got up to being able to complete week one day one on Tuesday. So went for Week 1 day 2 today, and it was SO much harder. I don't know what was different, as I run on a treadmill so my route is always the same. The only thing I can think is there are two psychological factors playing on my mind: my partner, who I would say is fitter than me, tried day 1 of c25k yesterday and he couldn't run for a minute; and on the weekend we are going to go out together and I'll be trying running outside for the first time. Running outside means uneven surfaces, inclines and not being able to watch the app display like a hawk so I can fool myself by promising 'just ten more seconds'.
Feel like I am going backwards and I don't know what I did wrong. Fitbit says my heart rate was lower than when I completed on Tuesday, but breathing felt harder and I had a lot more pain in my legs (I suffer pretty badly with splints). Could really use a confidence boost cos right now I'm worried I'm going to go outside for the first time and embarrass myself. I'm scared that completing on Tuesday was a fluke and I'm not actually getting any better. I'm really afraid of failing and letting myself down.