So, almost to graduation - I did my W9R2 yesterday - it is getting better if still extremely slow - the unpleasant aching in the lower calves and ankles has stopped - not sure if this is because I have been stretching properly after a run or if my muscles and tendons are getting used to it, it's a great relief whichever. But what is it with those weird suddenly-come-and-suddenly-go intense pains in the side of the knee that make you run sideways for a few strides and then vanish? It sort of feels like a stitch, and never like an injury, but very odd.
It was a lovely morning and although I can't say I enjoy the run yet, it is hugely helpful to understand why I always want to give up for the first 5 minutes.
So to graduation - I am running 2.6 miles as part of a charity relay team on Sunday which is why I started this in the first place - so that will hopefully be my graduation run. Never really thought I could do this and thought I would be walking part of the way like last year. Great programme and great support on this forum.