Hello, first time commenting on here. I downloaded the Couch to 5K app way back in February and have tried to be consistent as I can with running three times a week. I started out using the treadmill, easy to control the speed and I didn't have to worry about people seeing my bright red face. It was a challenge but I got to week 6 and with the good weather I thought it was about time to face my fear and just run outside. Well I went for my first outdoor run and had to fall back all the way to week 3? I was just wondering if anybody else has found that running outdoors is more exhausting than on a treadmill. I'm slightly downhearted at thinking I'll have to start building up all over again. I'm going to stick to it. It really is refreshing to run outdoors with the scenic views but right now it's kicking my ass!
EDIT: Thank you all for the comments, they have boosted my confidence levels, especial to know I haven't been alone in the struggle! I've got a few things to think about and pacing, well it seems to be the key element! Thank you all again! x