I decided to do my Couch to 5K walk/run after Zumba tonight at the gym.
I have to admit that I was nervous. Treadmills always freaked me out when I was walking on them. I always felt like I was going to fall off the end.
It’s amazing the anxiety I felt during that 5 minute warm up until I got to the first run. When I say I was nervous, I wasn’t exaggerating.
I was doing a brisk walk at 3.5 on the treadmill and then bumped it up to 4.3 for my first run. That 60 seconds was easy. Second run, I bumped it up a little more. A couple of runs in, I settled in at 5.0 for my runs.
5.0 is slower than when I run on the road, but I think that is part of my problem. I don’t run slow enough for now.
I want to work on getting my endurance and then I can work on increasing my speed.
After the first run, all of the anxiety went away and I got more and more confidence with each run. For the first time, I didn’t feel like I was going to fall off.
The treadmill was definitely easier than the road (exactly as I had heard). My last run, I ran for 90 seconds instead of 60 just to see if I could do it.
I feel like I’m definitely ready to move on to the week 2 of Couch to 5K.
I am debating whether or not to do my next work out on the road or on the treadmill.