Week 2 completed

That's week 2 completed and it feels great. I can safely say I enjoyed w2 as much as w1 and, to be honest, it didn't feel too much of a step up from w1 so hopefully that's a good sign ;)

The pain I felt in my shins and the section between my ankles and lower calf muscles in w1, seems to have settled in w2 so hopefully it was just my bodies way of letting me know I was exercising muscles that hadn't been exercised for a looonnnngggg time :) During w2 I have also started to carry out a few warm down stretches to help these old legs recover :)

For w2 I walked at a pace of 4km/h (w1 at 3.5km/h) and a running speed of 6.5km/h (w1 at 6km/h) covering a distance of 2.2k

Best wishes to everyone working their way through the c25k and to all those thinking of starting, just go for it :)

Regards, Paul ;)

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  • Good!! Congratulations! I will take a look at speed and distance next time, just to have an idea, is a good way to track the progress. Good luck with W3, tell us how is it going! I will do W2R2 next Wednesday.

    Best reagards.

  • Thanks. I certainly will ;)

  • Well done, coming along nicely !

  • Thank you. It is indeed ;)

  • Well done, week three is ready and waiting

  • Thanks. I'm chomping at the bit ;)

  • I have had pain in a similar place and found a balance board or cushion good for strengthening my ankles, they are not too expensive online.

  • Thanks for the tip. I think I've seen those. I'll see how the next few weeks go as it seems, fingers crossed, that it's settled down.

  • well done, sounds like you are doing really well...and dont worry too much about how fast, length etc, just focus on getting through the programme....great progress :)

  • Thanks :) regarding the speed etc, that's just something I'm 'tagging' on to the c25k ( a weekly increase of 0.5km/h) in the hope that by the end of w9 I 'could' be running at 10km/h which would mean a 5k time of 30 minutes. It's an extra goal I've set myself but if it becomes too hard then I'll abandon the time increase etc ;)

  • Well done on completing week 2. You are making good steady progress. Good luck with the start of week 3 and best wishes.

  • Thanks, Fitmo :)

  • Excellent, Paul, you're doing well; keep the good work up! :-) aches and pains are about normal; I copped for them quite bad in about week four, but they eased, thankfully!

  • Thanks, miles. Oh no, more aches to come? Never mind, if it were easy it wouldn't be worth doing ;)

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