For the first time on C25K, I had to abandon my run this morning. I was on Week 6 Run 1 but 5 minutes into running I got an excruciating headache – something that has never happened before. It was such a sharp pain I thought it best not to press on and walked the remainder of the route I would have followed and it cleared. Perhaps I was dehydrated, but I will try this run again in the next day or so.
Up to now I’ve made steady progress – I couldn’t believe I ran for 20 minutes non-stop in Week 5 Run 3 and I’ve not suffered any injuries. Before trying C25K I had never been able to run, mainly because I had no guidance and didn’t know what I was doing, so quickly gave up. I’m in my mid-50s and, like many others on C25K now feel I’m on the verge of becoming a real runner.