Week four under way now.
It was brilliant, that's the first time I've felt like I've had to push myself a bit. I don't know about everyone else, but the hardest thing is stopping the runs to walk. I don't mean that I want to carry on running as such, but when I slow down to walk is when I feel the most tired, and things start aching. Then after a minute or so of brisk walk everything settles down again. Just the muscles doing their thing I guess. Breathing seems to be okay now, just the aching calves and shins in the walks. I'm lucky to know an orthopaedic surgeon who works mostly on feet and ankles and he's given me some exercises to stretch things out a bit. I don't think it's my shoes, but my guess is that it's just my muscles getting used to what I'm suddenly beginning to expect of them!
Terribly heavy rain in Brighton last night so today's run meant splashing through many puddles. On the first lap I tried to gracefully leap over one and landed in it anyway, so gave up trying to be dry. Managed to step on a doggy offering on the way back up the hill, yuk yuk yuk. With the pattern of the soles of my Mizunos, it is NOT going to be a pleasant task getting those bad boys clean! Big cup of tea first. Happy running lovely folks xx