Well, I never would have thunk it was possible, me at the beginning of Week 7 of a 9 week running program!
I must admit, when I first stepped onto the treadmill this morning I was a little stern with myself as I really want to go outside and run but my pace is all over when I'm not on the treadmill, I'll work on that though.
When the 5 minute walk was over and I started jogging I was as if I couldn't get into my space, you know where you are comfortable. That start a little bit of a flap if I'm honest, I started thinking that trying to run outside yesterday may have affected me and that my head was going to spoil the run.
Here's the BUT, and in every great story there is a but, I gave myself a quick talking to I explained to myself that the treadmill was stamina and fitness work and outside running will become the norm when I'm fit enough and have the stamina to run at the pace my body thinks it can run at. I seemed to accept this as I then settled down and completed the full 25 minutes, I did slow a little towards the end but I was surprised by the fact that I did slow as much as I did on W5R3 and that was only 20 minutes jogging.
I did find out an old Domiyos running top from when I was trying to run about 4-5 years ago, it was a little snug but I thought I'd try it, big mistake, 13 or so minutes in, I took it off, mid-stride as I felt I was getting too hot. My neighbours will no doubt be psychologically scarred from seeing me run topless on the treadmill, we your honour, I wasn't totally topless, I was wearing a heart rate monitor
Max heart rate through-out was 164bpm.
Here's to you all, the support has been and will continue to be the driver that keeps me going (plus my shiny new Garmin in 9 more runs!!!!).