Hi this is my first post on this forum. I'm in week 5 at the moment and I'm covering good ground, my best pace and distance is almost 7km (although there is huge variation, for example today I did just 5.43km). I just completed week 5 day 2 and I'm apprehensive about my 20 min run in two days. I found today really tough, with pains down the backs of my legs while running (not while walking), although I think this might be down to my sodium/potassium etc levels today. Also the air pollution in London is really high today with asthmatics etc being advised to stay indoors.
How did people cope with week 5? And did any other south east runners really feel the effects of the smog today? Also it's great to be here; I am a solitary and novice runner, running my first 10k for charity in July