Glad you're enjoying the C25K, wild~hair. You'll find that pretty soon you'll be doing fewer walk breaks, so you won't need to pay attention to the time as much - in fact, I find it better if I don't check it too often. So, perhaps you can just use the podcast for a couple more weeks....

Today I'll start week 9! I'll be on the TM again. It took my knees until yesterday to recover from Monday's 30 minute run outdoors.... But I'll run while watching All My Children - my guilty-pleasure soap that I've watched off and on since the 80's...

I'll do a "brag" post once I'm done!
Originally Posted by 2poodles
Really? I find that my knees hurt worse when I've been on a treadmill, but I think it really what you are used to. I will tell you that for running an actual 5k, you will need to run outside more... just to get used to the terrain changes. I know you can do this on a treadmill, but they are so "predictable." Nothing like doing a 5k that starts 1/2 miles up hill, 2 miles downhill and then the rest straight back up to where you started and not being mentally prepared for that.
Originally Posted by hopetocurl
Yes, my goal is to eventually be able to run outdoors much of the time. My issue is my spine - I've got scoliosis with some degeneration and arthritis. The curvature in my spine causes uneven weight distribution which affects my right hip as well as my knees. Plus, I'm 45 and never ran before starting the C25K. I just plan on easing my way into it a bit. I don't want to go all out and then injure myself and quit. But I also don't want to just say I can't do something because of a little pain. I'm trying to find the balance.

Today I ran 30 minutes on the TM without too much difficulty!
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