Thanks again everybody. I ran again tonight - this time with a GPS watch (timex global trainer). I think the main problem was my speed..! What felt like a slow pace was actually 8.5 mph......which is a little faster than I'm currently used to! So - keeping an eye on the watch - I made sure I stayed around the 6mph mark, which really helped. I ran 3 miles without any probs. Confidence temporarily restored !!!
Thanks again everybody for you kind words and encouragement!
Thanks for the encouragement all...! I will persevere though. I just hoped I was fitter than I clearly am! I have no excuse - as I live I. Oxford and running around the town is lovely. I just wish I could do it a little easier!
Hi everybody. First time poster here in need of encouragement and advice...! I 've bee. Treadmill running for about 3 months now, and am trying to introduce road runs in to my regime. At the moment, I'm running about 5 times a week (misty treadmill). I'm running mostly 4 mile runs, with a longer run once a week (about 7 or 8 miles at the moment). All of this is going well, and I'm able to comfortably run these distances on a treadmill. I did realise that running on roads would be harder but, I'm struggling to run passed a mile..! I'm running at a reasonable pace of 5.5 - 6 mph, so nothing too taxing. I think I'm reasonably fit, and keep to 10 min miles on the treadmill - so I think my fitness is average at present. But surely I should be able to run a little further on roads? My main problem is my legs seem to die on me.......I'm really struggling and getting a little disheartened.... Does anyone have any ideas? Is this normal!?