I began C25K on 15th of August, and so far have finished Week 2. I found it extremely difficult in the beginning, but kept going and found myself improving. This was a great encouragement. I was scared to begin week 2, but I did and managed to do all the runs on W2R1. This was so encouraging, but it all fell apart from W2R2! I assumed that since I did W2R1, I would be able to complete and improve on W2R2, but unfortunately, I did only half and came walking back home because I was too exhausted, and my knees hurt too much to finish! Bought knee supports and went back after 2 days rest and managed to do the runs, but with great difficulty (mind you my knees are absolutely fine now, and no knee pain). This morning, I went for W2R3 all pumped up thinking I would be finishing Week 2 today, but I found I was exhausted after just the warm up walk!!!!!!!!!
Needless to say I couldn't do all the runs (I missed 1 1/2 runs)! I am so discouraged. Shouldn't it be the other way around? Shouldn't I get better and make progress, and not take steps backward each time I go out to run? When am I going to make some progress? It really scares me to think how I will cope with the longer runs in the weeks to come. Will I ever make it?