Couch to 5K

Week 5, run number2

Hi All,

I've just got back in from doing the 2nd run of week 5, after going backwards a bit due to back pain a couple of weeks ago. When I started the 8 minute run, my head started to pound as if it was going to explode! It calmed down when I walked and then started up even worse on the second 8 minute run. I've just taken pain killers with a pint of water and have done some stretches and it's much easier.

Has anyone else experienced this? What am I doing wrong? I thought it would get easier, but I feel like I'm falling apart!

Fed up!!!!!

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Not experienced that myself. Do you have high blood pressure?


No it's always been low to normal!


Might be worth just getting checked out, if you are worried about feeling rotten it will make things really tough, then you can relax and enjoy your efforts.


Yes I'm going out to try run 3 of week 5 tomorrow, so I'll see how I feel and if it happens again I'll see my GP.


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