Fantastic to see a forum to discuss C25K!
I might have had my first go with C25K in '13, I've been a half-decent cricket for most of my life. Not 38 years young, I do feel the half-decent diminishing a tad. Fairly sure it's more to do with midriff 'tyre' than most others.
Anyhow, back in '13 took me not too long to get to the 20 mins run, think it's week 5. Somehow, just somehow I did manage it but then I couldn't run the 8 or 10 mins long run that comes after. Thought I'll pick it up again and Bosh! another 2 years went with nothing. Tried it again In '19, 1st run I couldn't run the minute(I think). Took some weeks to get to Week 5 and couldn't muster past 12 min mark. Now in '13 I must have been 90ish kg, 2019, 103ish kg and now another 2 years later I sit in at 108 give or take a few gms(at this weight they do matter! :))
I've had some issues in '20 and I'v been put on heavy medication(4400mgs a day, 1st thing in AM). Thought the anticipatory antibiotics don't affect me as much, they do make me hungry, a lot. So, I started with some walks, ended up with backpain after a mile may be? Now it's been I think 40 odd days I've been going out for a walk, built it up to twice a day and can make up to about 8kms of walk trying to maintain 8k-15k steps a day.
After all that life story, my Q is: HOW and when shall I aim to start running? I did tried a few metres the other day, my shins hurt more than my breathe letting me down. I'm not sure how much more shall I walk before giving running a go?
The last thing I want is trying to run and twisting something or the other and ending up with no walk either.
Ah I shall add, I've got either a plantar fasciitis or achilles, not sure which one but I do ache 1st thing in the AM.
Any help, stretches, input, tips, encouragement will be fantastic.
Good luck to everyone and I hope you all achieve what you're looking to..