so - after a successful week 3 - i was looking forward to week 4 - all be it with some trepidation - but - dear Lord - i did NOT expect this!
for the first time ever, I've known pain - i hope i feel better about the whole thing on wednesday for run 2.
its been a year since I've had my back operation, I've been taking things slowly and have been finding that i can do low level walks (for pleasure) and find i am able to go farther each time before any pain kicks in. This has taken the full year.
this is why i thought i'd try the C25K? - I thought i'd take it easy and plod on - using the treadmill at home - and i can say I was quite chuffed (and amazed) at my progress - BUT - tonight, the 3 min followed by 5 mins gave me my first ever back ache:(.....
im actually gutted - i was torn with the decision of "do i stop? its hurting my back?" ......or "do i run with it, push on to the end even though my backs killing me?" ??
i decided to just go for it and at the end of each of the 5 minute runs my back was totally aching, but i did notice that during the walking/warm down, the paid DID actually subside again, so by the end of the podcast the pain was almost gone - so.....
im gonna do it again on wednesday and HOPEFULLY i'll feel less pain?
i'll be totally gutted if i find this type of programme just isn't for me? I've really got my head around it and cant wait to be able to say 'i'm going for a run' and NOT be dreading it?... indeed i was hoping to find it a pleasure and get 'the bug' etc.
i'm taking ibuprofen to keep any swelling down and hope i can get thru this.
whats everyone else's take on previous injuries/medical conditions etc? does it sound right that i just keep 'going for it'?
any advice/tips etc would be really appreciated.