As a long term lurker i thought I should finally start to contribute to the forum.
I started the c25k mainly as a way to try to combat stress. My work is very pressured and I needed a release. Weight loss and fitness are secondary drivers.
I completed my w5 r1 this evening and found it challenging but easier than I thought it was going to be prior to setting off. Like most on here seem to I have half an eye on W5r3 and although I'm not dreading it i just can't believe I have the ability to achieve it. I am hoping I will be surprised, I do have faith in the programme it's got me this far after all but it just seems such a big step up.
One thing I noticed in W4 and again today is that the first 5 minute run I do seems to be the hardest, my legs feel heavy and my breathing is not great, I complete them then have the walk and then the next run seems to be a lot better. This confuses me a little as I would have assumed it would be the opposite and the more tired I get the harder it becomes. I'm guessing its something to do with getting into a rhythm. Any ideas?
Rest day tomorrow then R2 Tuesday. I will try to be less lurker more contributor as I move through the programme. Other people's posts on progress have proven a good source of motivation so maybe mine will also.