after many years of supreme couch-surfing I finally bit the bullet last week and started on this mad scheme. I did the first 'run' without to many problems, to my great surprise. I'm carrying at least 3 stones in weight I shouldn't be, but still managed to get through each of the 60 second runs without collapsing. Calves hurt for the next couple of days, but looking at the posts on here that seems normal.
But I have a question, if anyone can help? I did my first run on Wednesday, then 2nd on Saturday, and had pencilled in today for no. 3.
But it's stair-rodding out there, so instead of ditching it entirely, I decided to do the program, but using a step instead for the 'running' bits. I'm not planning to count this as a run, I'll still do the third in a couple of days before I move on to the next week.
But I wonder if anyone else had done this? And does anyone know how the two types of exercise compare? I know the movements are slightly different, but it is the same muscle groups, so I imagine it must help, and of course aerobically you are still getting the heart going whichever exercise you choose.
I'd be grateful if anyone has any insight on this, and just want to say thanks to everyone who posts on here, as reading through everyone's stories gave me the kick up the backside to try this.