Hi All. Came down with a bad chest infection 4 weeks ago.Any who have had a chest infection will know there is no way on this earth you can go running.Had the usual antibotics & steroids and after 2 weeks I thought it would be gone but it was not. IT took 3 weeks before I could lay down to go to sleep without coughing.
The 4th week to be honest I could of started but what with loosing sleep over "friendly" neighbor trying to pinch our land and stop me opening my garage window I have done for 40 years + lost motivation I decided to give it another week.
In all honesty as I am not training for anything it did not matter and was n ot going to get stressed over not running. Went onto treadmill Monday but only for 10 mins and felt OK. Today I decided to go outside and set runkeeper for 15 min run 1 minute walk & 15 min run. I ended up walking for about 2 mins at the break as my throat was burning & another 1 min during the last 15 mins as my legs were like lead.
I was surprised I was able to run for almost 30 mins non stop be it slug pace. I thought after 4 weeks back on the couch I would of lost a lot more fitness. My breathing settled down as normal and not ache from calves like we used to get at start of c25k. I do not think I could do 5k at the moment unless I did run/walk. Today I run 2.57K which I am pleased with.