This is my first post, so hello all!
Although I am still super excited by the fact that I can actually RUN now, I cannot help but feeling bummed after "cheating" to get through W6R3 today. I had some iPod difficulties midway, but I think it is safe to say I ran about 22 minutes of the 25...with about 3 1-minute walks at random times (12.5 min, 17 min, and 20 min). I was surprised at how much difficulty I was having given that I completed 20 min last week without having to walk at all. I'm trying to decide what to do now--thinking I will probably give W6R3 another shot before I move on to W7. I definitely haven't given up, but it is a let down to know that I won't sail smoothly through the whole program with no repeats!
Another few questions for you guys to go with my pity party ; )
1. Anyone else out there stuck on a treadmill? I live in a hilly area and it is cold, so I've done all my training so far on a treadmill. What can I expect when I try to translate this to outdoor running?
2. What speeds are you guys running? I find myself walking at about 4 mph and running at 5 mph--it feels awfully slow to me (when I look at the people running beside me), but I figure I can always up the speed in time...