Week 6 Run 2 over and done with this morning. I'm finding the running fine - not easy just fine. I always start off slow but could keep going longer than Laura says. Its afterwards that hurts, muscles, ligaments, joints, soreness, tightness and pain. I stretch loads. I have a long bath. I usually do a very slow 5 minutes on the elliptical trainer (seems to ease the muscles). I keep moving as much as possible throughout the day. I'm fine until I stop and then when I try and start again I know I've been out for a Run.
I know enough about my body that I'm not too concerned and that its only my previously underused muscles trying to repair and make themselves bigger and stronger (not that I want to be a 47 year old Arnold Schwarzenegger ). I do try and tell myself when negotiating the stairs the morning after a run - you will be fitter and healthier for the pain, it wont last for ever, it proves you are getting muscles, muscles burn more calories than fat and take up less space and ask hubby if we can move to a bungalow!!
So when will my body get used to running? Will it ever get used to running? Will I have to move to a bungalow?