Hi all. Ok, so this is not my first attempt at doing a couch-to-5k plan but it's the first one that I have come so far with (w8r2) & will succeed with. I love it. I've got to be honest though & think the thing that's made all the difference was finding a place I was comfortable to run. That is, a place where I could expose my complete lack of fitness in all its puffing, panting, beetroot-ness. The timings have worked really well on this route too, with a bit of tinkering.
So now I'm thinking about branching out a little, partly because my confidence has grown so I no longer feel I need to hide away. However, I realised today when I considered running somewhere else that this is actually also a cause of anxiety for me; not just stepping out of my comfort zone, but the very basics of not knowing exactly what route I'm going to take.
In a nutshell then, do you all meticulously plan your routes if not running round a handily-sized park? If so, how? I looked at Map My Run once & it just looked messy & frustrating. So how do you plan a circuit of the right length & time that's also interesting?
Advice please! Thank you 😌