Other than a couple of runs in the early weeks, I have been mostly running at the gym on the treadmill, doing fine, recovering well, all great, no problems and not feeling too pysically stressed ( have been doing some light gym work for a while). However, I was concerned as my treadmill speed was slow when running/jogging (just 3.6mph, walking at 3.0, I am 5ft 6in) and also using an incline of 0.5 or 1.0 at the end of each week if I was doing well. So those nagging gremlins in my head saying " the treadmill is artificial, run outside like a proper c25k participant). So I repeated week 5 run 1 outside and had a horrendous first 5 minute run - really short of breath, heart beat all over the place, even though I had tried to run slow and I neede extra 45 seconds to recover before next run. Runs 2 and 3 were run very slow , almost felt like I was jogging on spot, but I completed them. Felt stressed and anxious for a few hours after . So what next, repeat w5r1 and road run to get more comfortable or go back to gym and increase incline and running speed to improve cardiovascular fitness? Not sure what to do next, don't really know what settings on the treadmill should give a realistic running experience. This is a setback but I shall work through it and get back on track. Great to see everyone else's post and the hurdles that are got over
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