Started week 9 this week on the treadmill. It's actually week 10 for me because of couple of disastrous excursions outside in the real world sent me scurrying back to the safety of the treadmill, but tonight I felt good and finished work early so I hit the local parkrun route.
My previous problem with running outside has been that with nothing to pace me I run too fast. The first time outside I managed 5 mins, the second time 11 mins. Both times I was gasping for breath wayyy before my legs cried enough.
So tonight I forced myself to go slowly. S L O W L Y. Snails overtook me. Dogs stopped and cocked their legs on me. Flies landed on me and hitched a ride. Cobwebs formed. You get the idea.
But it worked. 34 minutes and 30 seconds later I'd done the 3 lap course - and 5K!!! And it's all down to this amazing programme. I never, ever imagined I could run 5K. In fact I was so pessimistic I only downloaded the first 6 podcasts initially, convinced that I would quit before running out of podcasts! Yay for C25K, and for all the blogs too, you lot are amazing!!