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W6r3 first time outside !

So I’ve done the c25k on the treadmill upto now and I kept thinking I wasn’t doing properly (daft I know as I’m still running on a treadmill) Well I braved it and I thought I would run round the local field and well I did it the full 25 minutes it was tough. However two individual people told me “good on you!” And keep going it’s hard work !” And I thought wow actually Getting compliments not laughed at! Well this 20st bulk of a man will be running outside from now on! Roll on wk7!

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I thought it would be so boring in a gym . Also u have to keep changing the speed on the machine.. much nicer outside!

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You know it’s not that boring if you plonk yourself in front of the tv 😂. And yes I’ve been varying the speed and set it on 1 incline. Seems to be what everyone suggests on here.

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My gym has no tvs. Maybe that is why it was not an option for me. I Feel like a hampster there. It's hard to keep going when u can just press a button and leave! Outside you HAVE to get back so you continue!

And it is fun noticing things outside and yes if you get cheered on, bonus!

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Well done you your a inspiration 😊

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Great run for you Pegasus2512, better running outside and getting compliments from passers-by, in all the 27 runs of C25K I only got two compliments from passersby cheering me on, they cheered me when I was running the two most important runs on C25K the two runs were run 3 of week 5 and run 3 of week 9.

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Good for you! It does feel really weird the first time you run outside. But you have a fan club. It is a big boost when people give encouragement. Keep at it!

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Well done you for braving it. I prefer outside as just step outside front door and go so no excuses. 👏🏼😊

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Hi there am on week 6 too and done all on treadmill so far for two reasons a) embarrassed to go out and b) as can track pace - feel has helped as have slowed down alot over weeks to feel better.

How did you find pacing without the treadmill?

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Oh I felt exactly the same until I thought just go for it. The pace surprised me as I matched the treadmill !

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Great thanks, very good to know as that's main thing - worry might go too fast and not complete as I have been able to until now. Might try later this week or next week. best look for a route for roughly right distance!

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I have done all mine on the treadmill too. Seriously contemplating starting week 7 outside now its a bit cooler.....25mins though 😱

Well done you x

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