Sorry I haven't posted in a bit, but I've finally had some time to chat to you guys. Last week I finally completed W1R3 and was well chuffed. I was coming up to a crucial point, I knew I had a flight to the USA on my rest day and I needed to run the day after. That all went to pot! I got waylaid doing some sightseeing and failed to have the energy to do my scheduled run. I was disappointed, but jet lag got in the way. Anyway, riding on a Segway counts as exercise, right? I managed the next day to get on and do W2R1 which begs my next question - do people give themselves a full "weekend" before they start the next week, or do you just have your days rest and you run rotates on days? W2R1 was my first C25K on a treadmill and I was a little bit apprehensive. Actually it wasn't too bad, however I had my first proper twinge of my knee. I want to blame the Segway, but I doubt I have sufficient proof as I never fell off and you don't really use knees. I am aware that my dodgy knees may do this and I may need some gait analysis sometime, but I was very surprised as my previous runs had been outside on pretty uneven ground and hadn't had this problem. With my previous runs I has been using run keeper and so far my distances are getting shorter and shorter. I have no idea whether I'm just moderating my pace better so I don't tire out or whether I'm just getting worse. And on a treadmill it's even more atrocious! I though that I might have a better pace on a treadmill, but it is just so disappointing to see I'm only going at 3.7 miles an hour on average. I do keep tweaking it by 0.1 of a mph just to make sure I keep comfortable. I know these are probably superficial disappointments, but I do genuinely feel that the running is easier and I'm less out of breath. Unfortunately there are too many factors to really determine is whether I'm feeling better because I'm getting filter, or whether it is something else.
All in all, it feels like its going well, time will tell!