Hello everyone! Thank you all for your words of encouragement last week. It really helped push me to keep up with the workout.
I'm going to start W2R1 tomorrow. I should be farther along but I got a little concerned after my W1R2. I'm noticing a pain in my lower shins whenever I do the run portion. It's not a sharp, stabbing pain. It's just an ache that seems to climb higher up my leg the longer I run. Is this shin splints? Or are my legs just not used to running? If it is shin splints, how can I overcome that?
Also, I know I should be stretching when I work out, but when do I stretch? I remember the high school track coaches making the team run a lap or two and then stretch. Something about the muscles needing to be warm. Is this right? Or should I stretch before I start the warm up?
On a different note, I'm very proud to say I only had fast food once last week. Go me! My soda intake however, still needs some work. Baby steps.
Here goes Week 2!