Not a running blog, but something I doubt I'd have done without C25K....
My husband is a keen cyclist - and I'm not. I learned to ride a bike at 22 and am still pretty bad when it comes to roads, hills and straight lines. However, our local CTC has been trying to get new members and have organised a series of women-only "easy" rides. Being up for something new (who'd have thought that a few months ago) I dusted off my heavy, knee-grinding bike and duly showed up at the start point.
Well - I thought I'd be in reasonable shape - after all I run, have cycled a little during 5x50 and of course have done 5k (or equivalent) for the past 48 days but nothing could have prepared me adequately for this. There were 11 of us - I think I was probably the oldest (not that it matters) but some of the others were very good cyclists compared to me! I wasn't helped by my heavy bike and the numerous hills around here (I did have to walk a couple of times but I thought I kept going well) but I soldiered on, remembering that every time Garmin bleeped that was another km for the total. Was I ever glad to see the coffee shop!
Whether my legs will be up to the park run tomorrow I very much doubt - and I'm going to be choosing chairs with extreme care for a few days if you get my meaning.
The total effort (which I'm looking forward to seeing on the Malcymeter since it's twice as much as my previous best)... (drum roll)...... 23.59 km!
Now to lie down a while!!