I went for my first outdoor run yesterday, and the only thing that was good was the view. It was terrible, I couldn't even manage the first 3 minute run, never mind the 5 minute. I'm pretty disheartened, and I'm not quite sure where to go from here. I'm on W4R1, and I was so pleased that I'd gotten this far and was getting close to half way.
Was it because, until now, I've been running at home on a trampette (which wasn't easy, and still had me dripping with sweat and gasping), and so I wasn't used to the extra impact of running on concrete? Was it because last week I was off work and so was less exhausted and better able to cope with exercising? It can't have been because I wasn't in the zone, I was actually looking forward to an outside run, especially since it was actually sunny for a change. I expected to struggle on the 5 minutes, but not on the first 3, I tried going slower, since I've often heard advice about going slow and steady, but I struggled to the point that I eventually just gave up.
The problem is I have no idea where to go from here. Have I been kidding myself by running on a trampette, doing the cardio but not having to deal with the added impact? Should I start from scratch outdoors or should I just repeat last week? I'm stumped, I really don't want to have to start from scratch again, I think that would completely demoralise me.
Another thing I struggled with outdoors was getting a really dry mouth and throat to the point where it was hard to breathe. I didn't take water because I didn't want to be carrying a bottle with me, and I've never had that issue at home. Do the rest of you take water bottles out with you?