I’ve had a 2.5 week break from the C25K and my legs simply don’t want to do it...any advice?!
I started the C25K just before Xmas and had got as far as Week 5. Despite being fairly unfit (and only having done yoga mostly) I found it relatively easy. I had a couple of weeks break due to illness and now I’ve started back and I’m finding it so hard going.
It’s not being out of breath that’s the problem, (I find I am for my first few minutes and then it’s fine) it’s my legs...they feel like lead. They simply don’t want to move, I feel like my gait is all funny, there’s not stretch in my legs or ankles and they just feel darn weird!!
Now before Christmas I had a pain in my foot which I presumed was down to not stretching (as it’s the same problem I had before when I trained for a 5K) and I know I haven’t been diligent about stretching.
Could the lead(ness) be lack of stretching? Lack of running? Do I need to go back to the start of the programs? (I started from Week 4 again as I was aware I might need to take it a little bit easier). Despite the title of this post I didn’t overdo it at Christmas - the normal extra turkey and a couple of Gin’s, but I’m not really an indulging kind of a girl.
Thanks so much!