Gah, did a long post and just lost it (need to figure out the system) so here goes again:
Due to do run 2 of week 2 tomorrow morning. Early days but surprised how much I'm enjoying it so far. Feel a real sense of achievement when I get home.
I'm finding it challenging but doable. I walk a fair bit, at least in the working week, so I think my base fitness level wasn't too bad. I've completed all the runs so far without too much trouble bar the odd mental gremlin and I've been surprised that my breathing is holding up - I get out of breath but in a good way if that makes sense. No heart hammering in chest, gasping for air, omg I must stop!! I'm also recovering pretty quickly too, which I'm taking as a good sign. My main challenge has been tightness in my calves and feet and a certain heaviness in the legs. Weirdly, it can feel worse in the walking intervals than in the runs.
I started on the podcasts, but switched to the app when I realised I could use my own music. I do need to get myself some more running appropriate tracks. Maybe I'll do the odd podcast run just to mix it up.
I run outside. Not worrying about speed at this stage, but I'm covering around two miles in the time it takes for the session to play. I haven't worked out what that means for my speed. I'm focused on building up stamina at the moment.
Anyway, could be the honeymoon phase, but so far feeling v positive and committed. Hope it lasts! Lurking here and reading some graduates' blogs has been very inspiring.