So I did my first run this morning on the treadmill at the gym. I'm too much of a wimp to go out in the cold. My aim is to build up to 5k so I can do the park runs. I did the 5 minute walk followed by alternate 60 sec running and 90 walking. But I had set the machine for 5k which was really silly. So after 20 mins I just walked to the end of the 5k which took about 44 minutes in total. I'm just following the instructions on the website rather than downloading the app. I've a few questions:
Do you need to walk for 5 mins after doing the 20min walking and running? This isn't stated on the website but on reading the forums this seems to be what I should be doing.
I saw that people were saying in the forums that the distance didn't really matter it was more walking and running for the length of time. As I'm on a machine how many km per hour is running and how many is walking?
Tbh I hate it but when I see people out running they look so energetic and I just want to be like that! Does it get any easier??