Sadly it looks like I'm on the IC for a bit. I took an extra day but that was clearly not enough, I couldn't complete even 20 minutes of W8 R3. It's not the stamina or legs, it's my right hip. The pain was so intense at half way that it was starting to shoot down the inside of my thigh. I realised I was only going to create a more serious injury by trying to battle on so stopped and I'm slightly ashamed to say that I cried all the way home.
As it happens, I'm surrounded by doctors, I've worked in a big central London hospital for over a decade (you can't swing a cat round here without hitting a doctor) and I tracked down the head of the pain team, also a runner, this morning. His instinct is iliotibial band because it was shooting down the leg - i did question this because I thought that was just knees but I guess the band runs all the way up to the hips and he told me he runs with a kidney surgeon who suffers with ITBS in his hip.
Regardless, it's soft tissue related whatever it is and I've been told no running for a minimum of two weeks, ideally more, with plenty of stretches, swimming etc. But I will overcome! This C25K has really helped me, I've joined a gym, I'm swimming and I'm still recovering from yesterday's power yoga!!
Plus the surgeon I work for has been so impressed with the programme he's recommended it to a few of his patients (where appropriate).
So good has and is coming out of it. I'll keep an eye on everyone here and hope you'll welcome me back when I return!!