Last night I completed week 2 of the Couch to 5K program. I did this final run for the week on the treadmill at the Gym. I found it more difficult to keep my posture upright when I was on the treadmill because I kept looking at the numbers on the screen. I also found that mentally it was more difficult since I was able to see my speed on the treadmill. Based on my overall distance I run much slower on the treadmill than I do when I am out on the road. My shins and my knees also hurt a lot this morning from last nights run. I was most likely running improperly from looking down and not straight ahead. Not a good thing for a new runner trying to avoid injury.
I am going to give my shins and knees a couple of days rest from running and then jump into Week 3. I doubt I will attempt my runs on the treadmill anytime soon either, the open road is the way to go for me.
I have also gained about 2 lbs this week so I am going to jump onto the Elliptical some more to burn more calories, and begin watching what I eat better. I have been an eating machine the past couple of weeks.