It was back to school in earnest for me today, getting ready for my new class. It also meant a change in routine regarding my running which I have been doing in the mornings, but today I did it when I got home at 6.30pm. Initially I wasn't sure I was going to manage, I found the first 5 min run quite hard, but I listened to Laura and took it steady. The second run was easier and when Laura told me that my third run was over I actually felt I could have carried on a bit longer. I found I took less time to recover between each run and at the end. I can honestly begin to see that I am making progress. I felt quite elated to complete it as I had been nervous about starting week 5. I now feel much more confident about tackling run 2.
Ok, so my knees are hurting again (old age!) but I have iced them, taken the ibuprofen and strapped them. This routine seems to help get them back to normal within a day or so.