Hi everyone! I started C25K back in August 2012 and sort of completed the program, managing to run 5k twice. Unfortunately I spent literally all of last year plagued with what I believe were severe shin splints. I had 8 weeks off over the Christmas period and then slowly got back into running. But the major turning point only happened recently, when I started doing proper calf stretches before and after running, using a foam roller too to avoid 'knots' in my muscles.
I've signed up to do a 5k Race For Life in Reading in July, and am determined to break the 30-min barrier. So I've downloaded a training plan on Runkeeper which is based around interval training, with a weekly long run. Tonight I completed run 12 and ran 2.91 miles in 29mins 29secs, which I am super proud of! So am hoping I'll be on track to reach my target after 7 weeks
Next run is 4 miles which will be the furthest I've ever run ...wish me luck!