I started C25K one year ago. Last year, at the beggining of september, I donned shorts, Tshirt, and mp3 player equipped with Laura for the first time. I can still remember leaving the house at 6am with Laura explaining that I was to do my 5 minute warm up walk. That walk took me almost to the path along the river. Then the running and walking intervals I did along the riverside path. I was hooked from the start. A real surprise, as I thought that I would hate it.
I managed to do each week of C25K without repeating, and graduated in november. I gradually upped my distance each week, and on Christmas morning I ran my first 10Km.
I continued to up the distance until April, having reached 12km runs during the week, and 14km at the weekend, my ankles started to hurt. So I dropped to running 5km once per week until the ankles recovered.
Since then I've been up and down with various bugs and niggles, but have managed to keep doing some kind of running most of the time, but not as consistantly as I would like.
My longest run so far is 18km which I've managed 3 times.
I bought some new shoes on saturday to celebrate runniverssaire. My las two pars were Brooks Ghost7 which I like a lot. I thought I'd try something different just to see how that would feel. My Ghost7s still have some life in them, and I shall continue to use those as well.
I had intended to buy Asics Gel Nimbus, as I'd read nice things about them. However, I've tried them in the shop twice now, and was put off by the height of the shoe at the ankle. It touches the nobbly boney bits at the sides of my ankles, and that doesnt feel good for me. Its a shame, because apart from that they felt comfy. Anyway, I plumped for a pair of Addidas Boost, which I did 5km in on Sunday morning. I have to say that they feel fine, but less floaty than the Ghosts feel when new. It's strange, although the new shoes feel less cushioned at the start of the run, I'm sure my feet felt less tired at the end of the run. Difficult to judge on one run but so far so good
Next run tommorow morning the start of running year 2
Happy running everyone