Couch to 5K

Two month break: From week 7 to week 4 :(

So I haven't run since the first week of July and today I decided, after reading a few other posts, to try week 4. Wowee was it tough! When I went on the school run it was chilly so I ran in a sweatshirt, it very quickly became apparent that was a mistake, it's really warmed up, sweaty isn't the word! My legs felt wobbly through the second half of the podcast and my chest ached throughout, but I was determined to finish. I feel so disheartened to have lost so much progress and fitness, but I know this program is brilliant and I'll get back there. I was also delighted that my achilles tendons held out, without even a twinge. One of the reasons for my break was pain there, along with a holiday and school holidays.

I feel exhausted, sweaty and weak, but that bizarre euphoria is starting to creep in, making it all worth it!

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Excellent, good for you getting back on the horse, so to speak. You'll soon be back on track.

I like your username by the way!


Thanks, for the reply and compliment about the name (which is completely true). I'm back out again on Monday, so going to keep going with week 4.


Hallo, I think I know how you feel. I had to stop my c25k by the end of week three, because of ilio sacral pain which is quite diffuse right now. - I loved to take up running again right from the start, if only the pain wouldn't be. I finished by the end of May and have been so happy to start. All the best to you and lots of joy! :-)


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