Thanks Doc! Good luck with your 5k! I can't wait to announce something like that!!!!
My outdoor run, was to my regret, a bit disappointing. I could run, um, about a quarter of a mile without stopping. I was crusing on the treadmill an easy 1.5 miles without stopping....so I was really like..OH CRAP! I made myself continue and it felt like I had cement all over with every step. Walking even seemed more difficult for me. At first, I had all those little voices screaming failure and I swear I heard nana nana boo boo..but I was like screw this, I will walk this whole trail for an hour if I can't run any further.....So i ran on and off and then when I couldn't run any more, I walked really fast. I got home, and beat myself up....Then I was like, you know what, what are you going to do pout? yell? cry? Not going to get me anywhere. So I am putting it on my many experiences of South beach as a new tool. When running on the treadmill, increase incline to about 3%, which should equal the outside run. I also feel like, I totally worked a different set of muscles completely, so maybe, doing both, will excel me in the long run. it was a put me in check type of thing, and now I know where I stand, and that I have a lot more work to do.
But I am gonna just keep on truckin!!!