I am on week 8 and I have only very recently discovered this forum. I wish I had done so earlier since I have already found some useful tips. I have never been an athlete but I was moved to take up C25K by my wish to join and amaze my sons, when they visit, in taking part in the local Parkrun. Since normal retirement age is in the far distance for me, and from the wrong side, it’s quite an ambition. If I manage it at all, I hope to complete it before the timekeepers have gone home. I have found the programme surprisingly effective and running for 28 minutes today wasn’t too bad, except for the first bit as always. Unfortunately, my phone wouldn’t connect with Laura today and I had to use the timer but the continuous view of the time remaining was quite encouraging.
My running is a bit flat-footed and I need to connect the heel first more positively, though my calves don’t like it. Any mention of speed is a bit embarrassing but I need to have an idea of pace for a very slow 5K. My other question is about clothes. It will be getting colder and I shall need warmer coverage. Anything like compression leggings is entirely inappropriate and would cause mirth in the streets. Suggestions would be appreciated.