Hi I graduated in June and done my C25K by treadmill. I really want to do my 1st outdoor run but just can't get myself to do it for 1st time.....I know I will love it but what's holding me back? Any tips advice appreciated than in advance.
Going from treadmill to great outdoors. - Couch to 5K
Oh, you are in for a treat! Running outdoors is lovely. So many distractions the time just flys by! Do you have a nice park/somewhere green to run? Plan a route before going out. As people have mentioned, it can feel very different to treadmill running, but what I love is how easy it is to change your pace. Take it slow and enjoy the scenery and fresh air.
If you are nervous maybe start out with a 15 minute route. That’s a good start.
Well done you! I'm on the beginning of my journey and have been taking my hubby with me for moral support...he is going into hospital for an operation next week so I am feeling a bit anxious going out on my own also. This may sound mad...but I have decided to do the first run on a single track road where hopefully there won't be much passing traffic or people! I've thought through some of my 'fears' and worst case scenarios and now have the mind set...so what, I'm doing this for me and although some may find an overweight middle age women with a red face amusing, for the first time I am doing this for me and taking control of my life and health
Thank you! It's great to know there are others out there who feel the same. I'm not really a one for social networks and only logged on to see if there was anyone else who might be feeling the same as me(!) ...I can't believe how supportive members are, it really makes me feel determined to do this...thanks to everyone out there for the words of encouragement