Well, started Week 2 on Monday, and despite the first three or four runs feeling almost as hard as the very first day of week 1, I made it through the whole thing, and felt pretty darn good afterwards.
I was surprised by how much difference just 30 seconds can feel like when you're running!
Really feel I'm making some progress now and coming along nicely.
Had a rest day yesterday, and every now and then yesterday and today I felt twinges in my left shin, which didn't bode well. Sitting with my legs crossed under my desk at work was just so uncomfortable! Decided that until I can get new proper supportive trainers, I'd just walk the route around the lake tonight, since it is a nice warm evening and I wanted to keep in some sort of routine.
How wrong I was! Within a few minutes of starting my leg was giving me bother, pains / cramp in either knee or ankle or shin or all three, and "Dead leg" had returned, so my left leg just kept banging on the ground with each step, regardless of what I did to try and stop it.
So I limped around, trying to keep up at a least a decent normal walking pace - torn between trying to rest my legs and still trying to maintain some sort of movement, and dignity in doing so.
Husband has suggested I see a doctor before doing any more, never mind just buying new trainers. I think that might be a good idea, though maybe a sports physio might be better able to help and look at just how I'm moving that doing the damage?
Either way, I'm disappointed, but keeping my spirits up by thinking if I could get this far once, I can do it again!