So I've been sticking with the app and the interval training has been interesting to say the least.
Managed 6k on my 45 min steady last week, haven't stuck religiously to running every other day as work and life have to be lived but managing at least 3 times a week.
The app (Runkeeper Run2burnfat) is about building up both speed and stamina and alternates between 45 min steady runs and interval runs of 3 mins full exertion and 3 mins pottering.
Tonight was two 10 minute runs at full effort with a 5 min rest period in between. It says to run slowly during the rest bit and even says to walk if you need to but as I've said before I find going slow a real pain, and I mean literal pain!
I need to bounce, full foot contact with the ground, plodding slowly hurts, but my question is: Is it good for me?
Should I take the pain of running slowly to build muscle? Or is it better to run how I feel comfortable?
On a positive I achieved my fastest ever km tonight, 6:22 mins!!!!
Any advice would be appreciated, I've never experienced muscle pain, stitches, shin splints or any extreme discomfort throughout the C25K (apart from the normal sicky, wanting to die cardio stuff) so this is not welcome and I'm worried about injury.
Haven't logged in for a week or so, so am looking forward to seeing how you're all doing too