I'm back! Have not been around on the forum for a while but having now completed my MSc will have a bit more time on my hands to revisit my favourite forum!
I tried my first run with my new shoes a couple of weeks ago - the shoes were great but the runs were horrible. Repeated W1D1 of the podcasts and breathing was fine (running intervals felt SO short! Can hardly believe how long they felt at the beginning of C25k) but legs were a mess. I was always good at running through the aches but the injury totally knocked my confidence to keep going in case I do damage again. Also, in order to check that the shoes felt ok I did the runs on the treadmill in case I needed to send them back. The long and short of it is that the runs were awful.
I left it another week and then decided to bite the bullet and just run outside again. Why is it we're so good at giving advice to others but not listening to it ourselves? I should have gone outside straight away instead of going back to the treadmill! Both runs were great. I purposely kept them short - the first was 7 minutes and the second I upped it to 10 minutes. Felt fine! Will start back from around Week 5 of the podcasts and go from there.
SO glad to be running again and getting back out there! I have all my new gear to use too which I bought to cheer myself up whilst injured. Hope you're all doing well and will be slowly catching up on the forum's escapades from the last few weeks!