I graduated 3 weeks ago and am running 5km every other day. My problem is that I don't know if I am accurately mapping now what I'm doing. I am using Nike Fitness for Ipod Nano and I put in 5km and off I go. Some days I feel really good, good pace etc and I seem to be always logging around the same times and sometimes slower!! Plus, I am trusting that it is 5km I am running. I don't always do the same route, I trust the voice that cuts in to tell me how far I've gone. One day I thought they had forgotten about me!!
This has kind of knocked my confidence, does anybody else use this programme? I don't have a phone that is able to download apps and so that is why I'm using my nano. How does Nike Fitness map the distance you are running? Other than putting in my height and weight there is no other calibration.
I am really loving the running, it seemed easier when Laura was giving me directions and I had goals to achieve each time. Now I'm on my own, I am trying to improve my times and getting a bit disheartened that I am not making any perceived headway.
At least I am off the 'couch'; this Sunday morning I still went out at 6am as it was a run day. I am determined to do 5km in 30mins .... too b***** minded not to keep trying but boy at the moment is it hard.
Thanks for listening to the whinge and for all the help I have had in the past.