W5R1 completed!

Hey guys/gals,

Well, I went out and completed the first run of week 5 earlier this evening without any problems. Again, the only concern I have is my lower legs felt really really heavy a few minutes after starting the actual running but as soon as I go back to walking they feel ok. My breathing is not causing me any concern at all, as I recover as soon as I stop running, so that's a good sign. :)

I managed to find a totally new route to run today as well, and it was ideal...I parked my car next to the park in Lethlean Lane in Hayle and on the other side of the road was the entrance to a wide pathway that lead all the way down to the start of King George V Memorial Walk. It's nice and flat and follows the estuary down to Hayle Harbour past an outdoor swimming pool and cafe then joins the south-west coastal path. I went all the way down to the harbour, turned around and made my way back to my car and it seemed like it was almost timed to perfection because I ended my cool down walk approaching my car! :)


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24 Replies

  • Glad to see all is working fine for you and also that you upgraded from Asda car park. 😀

  • Thanks ench0! :)

  • Sounds beautiful Lee where you ran. Well done to you, it seems to be going well for you. Hopefully your aches will get better too.

  • Thanks Vanessa! :)

    Yeah, it certainly makes a nice change from running around a supermarket car park or small industrial estate. :D

  • Hi lee,

    Hope you don't mind some suggestions/advice.

    Have you had your gait done to check you are wearing the right kind of trainers? It makes a huge difference. Sweatshop offer it for free although they then will try to sell you some trainers but you don't need to take them.

    If your legs are feeling heavy then try walk/run/sprint between lamp posts?

    Check out your local park run. Plenty of people there who will help and guide you.

    And also one coach said to me always finish with a sprint just so you know you have that one last push. It's a great feeling. :-)

    Well done for getting out there :-)

  • Hi Rushie!

    Thanks for the advice and that.

    Yes, I did indeed get my gait checked and I purchased a very nice pair of trainers as I didn't have any at the time. They are really comfortable and I hardly feel like I'm wearing any. They give great cushioning too.

    I am going to try that finishing with a bit of a sprint on my next run, so watch this space and see if I manage to survive! :)

  • Sounds like a super run and a lovely route. Strength and Flex exercise on your rest days may help the leaden legs feeling.. it is common problem.

    The link on the C25K site will take you to the exercises. Quite a few of us used and still use them... videos too, to help..you get to see Laura from the C25K podcasts..:) I use them on rest days, as I have a bit of a weak ankle.. they did help and do still.

    You are doing just fine, keep it steady and keep it slow... that way, you reach the Graduation podium injury free :)

  • Thanks for that Oldfloss. :) It certainly is a lovely route.

    Yeah, I do a few stretches before I go out running and that would be nice if I can get to graduate without getting injured.

  • That's fantastic (and encouraging). Well done!!

  • Cheers mate! :)

  • Sounds like a lovely spot! I find the start of the run is usually the hardest as the legs just refuse to make any sense but once I've got a rhythm, a few minutes in, and work with the arms as well it begins to come good.

  • Cheers simon!

    Yes, it's a nice spot and it certainly beats an industrial estate or an ASDA car park :)

  • Well done Lee ! Oh a run by the harbour sounds great ....

    Its all good, Ah yes the feeling of heavy legs is quite common, if theyre not painful I wouldn't worry too much, probably just new runners niggles as you build your runners legs .

    Keep going , youre doing just great ! :-) xxx

  • Thanks poppy!

    Yeah, it is a really nice spot. I will see if I can take a photo or two on my next run. As for the legs, yes they feel heavy but I'm not in any actual pain so like you say it's probably just down to them getting used to all this movement they haven't been used to for the last 35 years! :) x

  • That sounds lovely. Your legs are bound to rebel a bit but they will get used to it!

  • Thanks Ully. I hope so! :)

  • I'm trying to start my run right now I'm worming up on the treadmill and after a week of doing that I will then start real running

  • Good luck with it ggarcia! :)

  • Well done you,how did you find week 5 ?, just did the first run in week 4 and found the 5 mins tough but did it 😂 did you feel it was a bit easier by run 3.

  • Thanks, but I have only done run 1 of week 5 so far.

    Yeah, I managed to complete week 4 without any major problems. I don't know about you but I find that my legs feel really heavy after running for around a few minutes. My breathing is fine and I recover ok when I stop running.

  • your doing exellent my freind

  • Thanks! :)

  • Fab! It sounds like a lovely route. I think it'd be nice to have a change of scene too but the cycle path hidden (in most parts) from the road suits me at the mo.

    Well done!

  • Thanks debze! :)

    Yeah, it is a lovely route (I will try and take a photo or two on my next run), but your hidden cycle path sounds perfect. :)

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