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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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    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
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    Glad you were able to find the positive in that! Awesome job, you will be doing your 5K soon!!!
    3744 days ago
    Great job! Keep it up!
    3744 days ago
    Uh oh! Before you know you'll be running 5ks straight! What a BIG DEAL. Good for you!
    3744 days ago
    Isn't it great outside! Congrats to you for such a successful workout.
    3744 days ago
    Not only not a bad morning but sounds like an awesome morning!
    3744 days ago
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