Having done the first 2 runs of week 7 on the treadmill I decided to get on with my plan of increasing my running outside. For some reason I find it much more difficult but am wanting to build up before I get further along in the programme as I'm getting bored of looking at myself in the mirror at the gym.
I started dropping in the odd outdoor run on week 6 (for one reason or another my C25k journey has become a bit elongated so week 6 was a while ago) I managed a week 4 then did week 5 run 1 outside. After a 4 day gap from week 7 run 2 indoors I tried week 5 run 2 outside. I managed the first 8 minutes which I was pleased with. On the second I got about a minute past Laura telling me I was half way and had to stop with a stitch but started up again...stopped again. I think I did 6.30 of the whole thing. I wasn't too despondent as I thought...right that means you can definitely nail it next time. Just back from run 2 attempt 2 and pretty much the same thing happened...though I got 7 minutes done this time.
What can I do? I've thought about what and when I'm eating...tried on just a kiwi fruit today. The route is just about as flat as you can get, I couldn't possibly go any slower. What else is there??? I've only had one repeat on week 6 with the treadmill so I was kind of expecting the same here. I'm going to get week 7 finished on the treadmill next just to keep my spirits up...but I really want to crack this outside.....or I'll never get to do parkrun and the 5k i've dared myself to enter is looking like a complete fantasy. Aaaaaargh, help!