It was all going so well. I followed the C25k starting in February, and was regularly running 3 times a week generally 5k. Then I had to go to a conference for a week, had some disagreeable weather and then took a long summer holiday. To cut a long story short, I fell off the wagon and haven't been getting out. At the start of September I tried to resume running, picking a 2k route near here, and initially running as far as I felt comfortable, then taking a walking break, and running again until I had covered the distance. After a few outings, I can mange the full 2k in about 13 minutes without a break. What do people think is the right way to get back to where I was? Obviously starting back with week 1 seems like a step backwards, but perhaps if I pick up the podcasts at the point I feel comfortable managing, which feels like the start of week 5 would be the right sort of place. Is this sensible? Would I be inviting problems by launching back into the midpoint of the program after such a break? Anyone had experience of this sort of thing before?
(this post is as much about getting back into the community here so that I feel motivated again to get running, as it is because I really feel I need advice).