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Moving my C25k back outside! YIKES.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

About a month ago I was forced to the gym to do my c25k because it was raining outside. I thought it would be harder, and it turns out, I did much better. So, I stayed with it, but knew I'd eventually need to head back outside.

I did just that, this morning and boy was it different. My first jog only lasted about 3 min... which was awful because I've had no problem doing 5 min on the treadmill, heck, for a first run, 8 min wasn't a huge deal... so 3 min was pretty pitiful... until... I realized something. I'm jogging faster outside. On the treadmill it takes just under 4 min to jog 1/4 mile. This morning I did it in just under 3 min. So, I don't feel so bad now. I'm going to try to stick to running outside for now. I did 3 quarter miles today and ended up going further, distance wise, than I do at the gym.

Not a bad morning!
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  • AOGOAE
    it's much harder to run outdoors actually- no matter what your pace. The treadmill keeps you at a perfectly flat grade (which doesn't exist in nature) and the nice dry air conditioned space is perfect for exercise. Your body doesn't have to struggle to adapt at all.
    I like to train 2 days a week inside and 2 days outside- it's a good mix of treadmill (to make things easy and quick, and build confidence) and great outdoors (for a reality check! race day is outside!)
    3738 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1393936
    Glad you were able to find the positive in that! Awesome job, you will be doing your 5K soon!!!
    3744 days ago
  • JGUTHRIE47
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    Great job! Keep it up!
    3744 days ago
  • BIGBOOTYBETTY
    Uh oh! Before you know you'll be running 5ks straight! What a BIG DEAL. Good for you!
    3744 days ago
  • MYFEETHURT
    Isn't it great outside! Congrats to you for such a successful workout.
    3744 days ago
  • SPARKYWATSON
    Not only not a bad morning but sounds like an awesome morning!
    3744 days ago
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