Hi - I am new here! Having started C25K and being dogged by severe calf cramps I have managed to get to W7D2 I always had to walk longer than I should to walk off the cramps but have completed all the runs and am very pleased with myself to have got this far. I am female, 51 with 5 kids and about 3 stone overweight.
My worry is that my run speed is so so slow and I run on the treadmill. I have ventured outside in the last week to see how I felt but couldn't run 50 yards.... the jolting sensation was awful and it felt totally awkward - not to mention embarrassing. My mental goal is to be doing 5k outside by September - at a speed where my 11 year old daughter can't overtake me walking!! It has been such a struggle to get this far - the cramps would have me in tears and almost collapsing for the first few weeks and I don't want to lose heart but am starting to worry that I wan't ever be able to manage running outside.
Anybody have any words of wisdom to get me past this stage? I have bought decent trainers and had my gait checked so that part is covered.