Afternoon lovely runners
I completed my first ever 30 minute run this morning - yippee!!
It was ok, my breathing felt good and I wasn't totally exhausted. But, the moment I slowed down for my cool-down walk my left leg started to hurt I actually struggled a bit on the way home and was hobbling. It felt stiff when I was running, but felt really achy, sore, and heavy straight afterwards. I'm working a 12 hour shift tonight so not much chance for a sit down so I think I might have to take a couple more rest days than I had planned.
On the plus side, I was made up to finally have managed to go for half an hour - it felt like a real achievement and such a long way from the tentative start I made back in August And... for the very first time I checked how far I've been running, and was very pleasantly surprised to see that it's almost 5k
I'm so keen to finish the plan, and to run that extra 150 metres, but at the moment I feel like my leg might fall off (the kids have been instructed to watch out for this happening and to let me know if it does... They are okay with this.) so I'm going to make sure I'm back to full strength before I do my last undergraduate runs.
Good luck to anyone else C25K-ing, particularly my fellow week 9-ers