Hi I’ve been hanging around this forum for a while but having just completed the program to week 4 for the second time I now feel the need to belong to this club. I twisted my foot badly at this point last time round, not whilst running, and had to sit on that couch for far too long to recover.
Looking ahead it seems to start getting serious from now on. So I’ve decided to look back and marvel at how far I’ve come. The yelps of joy from this forum when someone completes week 9 are so inspiring I really want that for myself. At 69 with arthritic hips and knees it’s taken a few years to even think about doing this programme. I’ve been going on long walks and regular sessions at the gym and now I feel better than I did at 59. So not just keeping decrepitude at bay. Improvement is possible.
I’m using a mix of treadmill and the seafront promenade for alternating my runs as a way of looking after my joints. I find the treadmill easier. And of course going slow slower slower. Any other tips for dodgy hips?