I started this plan last week on Monday, and even though it was raining, was full of excitement to start.
I'm starting from absolute zero fitness - I was dying by the end of the first 60s jog/crawl. My mum seems to think that I have an advantage because being young, I must be fitter than her, but even at a few stone lighter than her, I reckon I would struggle just as much as her!
Week one went ok, and I've found that it's only my calves that are in pain after a run (although my trainers start to rub by the end as my feet get all hot and swell). My first run, whilst a massive struggle, felt really good, but I've found that since then, I'm starting to dread the runs more and more.
Occasionally, I find that I want to go out running, if only for a half run (say 4/8 or 3/6 runs + warm up and down walks), but then it seems to mess up my schedule, since I'm not recovered in time to do the next run (usually the next morning).
This week, for example, I did W2R1 on Monday morning, went out for a half run Tuesday evening, and then was in too much pain to complete my Wednesday morning run. I went out last night (after a lot of arguing with myself), and am hoping to go out tomorrow morning. I feel that even though I've done two runs and two half-runs, I still need to complete the three full runs to be able to move on.
Any advice on how to get myself motivated?
I'm starting an internship this week, so I'm hoping that when I have a proper routine, it'll be easier to fit the runs in in the mornings. I start in a hotel, though, so I'm not going to be able to run, I'm thinking I might be able to swap it for a cross-trainer or bike (since there's a gym)? What do people think? Can't really do a treadmill, because of the constant change of pace.
I'm hoping that signing up to this site will help me keep up the motivation. I'd love to complete the program so that I have a convenient sport which I enjoy, I might lose a little bit of weight and I'd love to start looking and feeling better!