Programme from scratch again....
The App version of C25K I use is the same as last time - "Fitness 22". nominal cost, no music (that I know of) and you do the 5K in 8 weeks and a 35 minute run.
I worked most of today on ladders affixing various bricks, holdfasts etc. I am no Fred Dibnah - that's for sure LOL
Got home and straight out the door to the Park. D3/W1 (again). Five minute warn u walk then 8 one minute runs alternating with one and a half minute walks, then five minute cool down walk.
Tried Compression socks for the first time. they felt uncomfortable - wont repeat that I think
Anyway - I know I was dangerously bored when I originally did C25K. But today I got a wee shock as to just how desperate I must have been to 'wake up' and 'do something'. During the third running segment I really felt the heavy legs, heavy breathing, tight chest etc....it was hard to believe I actually graduated from this programme! I was not running 'too fast' or anything either - its just my muscles starting to get a work out again even though I have lost very little actual fitness after the three months layoff.
It just seemed rather 'strange' and even a bit 'ludicrous' that I was running, hard to describe it and not at all pleasant. I think its 'Lizard Brain' wanting to get me back safe on a sofa...but it also knows that I know I am not going to quit short of injury. So, it was a half-hearted effort by LB to begin with and it passed quickly enough
Again - if you are new to this programme please understand that just about EVERY graduate here has felt like you - at times a wee bit 'I can't do this'!!! But, we did and so can you
There will always be days and runs where you will feel like quitting...but do keep going I went from not having run more than a hundred aces in my life due to Asthma and screwed up foot bones to graduating from the 5 and the 10K Programme and before my injury in November was very nonchalantly doing 38 minute 5Ks without too much trouble So, if you think the Graduates are somehow 'different' than you - no we are not. C25K and this forum are not for 'Natural born Athletes', its for us 'cannot run' folk who wish we could run. And that desire is eminently attainable as long as you just go out the door and put one foot in front of the other one running ste at a time
Wishing you all the many happy miles that await you in your future