I started the C25K challenge last week after joing my daughter on a 2.5k fun run only to realise how hard running has become for me. I do try to keep fit in other ways, mainly dance based fitness classes, so thought I would manage 2.5k but it completely got the better of me and left me feeling very deflated. Reading the encouraging remarks on this forum and seeing the success people have had with this programme has got me motivated again though
I found week 1 challenging but manageable (just), I actually found the runs harder each time rather than easier though and I could feel myself panicking that I wouldn't get through the 7th & 8th runs. I also seem to have developed a bad tummy ache which doesn't ease up between runs; I think is digestional rather than muscular as it is also gurgling and causing me to burp often (eeeuwww). I have read some of the helpful posts on here and realise that any change in routine can upset the digestion initially so I want to stick with it and move on to week 2 but was wondering if anybody had any suggestions on how I could ease this problem or should I just carry on and hope my tummy stops feeling bloated and tender soon?
I'm not sure why I can manage a 1 hour high impact Zumba class but running for 90 seconds is seeming a little overwhelming! I really, really want to do this!!