So I started c25k two weeks ago and week one was a breeze and week 2 horrid but doable.
Week 3 though I am finding so awfully hard ;(
I just got back from run 2 and my calf muscles are on fire and I cannot feel either of my feet! I don't feel I'm gasping of really testing my fitness, just my muscles...well, actually just my calf muscles and feet. I almost collapsed during the last bit of running and lost 99.9% of what little confidence I had in this endeavour...
I'm 39 and have never run but I'm fit, do a lot of ballet, walk for miles each day and even seen to have found myself doing karate with my 6 year old every week!
I have had arthritis for 30 years (I'm fine to run and have had no issues with my joints up to this point) so I know that if you just put one foot in front of the other it's amazing how far you can go...but this running lark is another story altogether! I swear my calves hurt more than childbirth