Now snot-free, I'm still going, and mastered W4R2 today. I originally found the transition to 5 minutes pretty hard, but toay it was the 2nd 3 minute run that actually seemed to take the longest.
When I say 'running' I do feel that I can definitely walk quicker than my running speed at the moment. I'm trying to focus on getting through the timings rather than speed, as I know that if I fail at a run, I'll become very sad very quickly. I assume that I can build speed later once I can actually manage the time - is this a better way than trying to keep up a stronger pace but potentially not last the minutes?
Also, on the last couple of runs, I'm really starting to feel some aches and pains - when I start to run, for the first 2-3 minutes every step seems to travel right up my legs, through all the joints as if every impact 'rattles' up my legs. I'd say it's a little bit sore, perhaps more uncomfortable than painful but definitely limits me to a very slow speed initially. After a couple of minutes each time I run, it does settle it I'm not sure if it gets better or I start to ignore it - has anyone else experienced this?
It may just be something very normal due to my legs doing more that they have done before, and more regularly and may st be part of getting fit - but I just want to be sure.
I'm running on grass, trails and footpaths rather than roads as I want to reduce impact on a knee I dislocated 3 years ago ( go advice is that it's now fine to run on).
I've got some good Merrel trail running shoes, although they have not been fitted specifically to me.
What does everyone think?