So I decided today I’d give it a go and actually start the 5k challenge and first off this was a huge obstacle of the anxiety to even get out there and run which I still do not feel very confident doing. So I got everything ready, long legged base layer, a pair of compression socks and the neck warmer and hoodie, sat there for 5 minutes trying to build up the confidence to get going, which I eventually did and I suppose the first times would be the hardest.
I completed the warm up walk the first run
, rest, 2nd run, Then as I slowed down I felt tight. Completed the 3rd run and when I stopped to the walk it was like full blown cramp. I walked and tried to push through it all the way to the 5th run completed that and I just couldn’t push through it. I wasn’t too far from home so I cut short.
Im mad because I sound completely unfit and I couldn’t even complete run 1 but I run more and triple the time I was out for tonight during football and no shin splints, it’s not something I’ve suffered with regularly but I can’t imagine getting anywhere close to 5k if this continues every time I head out for a run.