So, anyone who's been reading my blogs will know that I'm not a runner but I decided to give C25K a go to help shift some of the excess weight that I've been carrying around for the last few years. I managed W1 pretty ok and was working on W2 when I incurred calf injury.
After about 10 days of resting the calf (well not running on it) I ventured back onto the treadmill to start some brisk walking and then at the end of last week I tried running and got through it without incident so Monday I started again. I decided to try a couple of W1 runs (actually did 2 W1 runs) so today tried a W2 run and got through it ok. I will do all 3 week 2 runs as it was on W2 that I incurred the injury. So hopefully this time next week I will be reporting on W3 R1, though I might try to get outside and try a W1 run in the real world as so far I've only been working on a treadmill in the gym but was told that the earlier I get out into the real world the easier it will be to make the transition from running on the treadmill to running in the real world as suspect that I will get very bored very quickly when I have to be doing more than a few minutes running (assuming I get past the W2 stage).
The problem is that where I live is a bit of an industrial wasteland so will have to drive around to find somewhere to run. There are a couple of park runs within the area so might try checking out the locations for those, just need to make sure there's good parking nearby. I don't want to have to depend on the buses as I get very cold very quickly after a workout... may do some online reconnaissance work to try it out on Sunday as I'm off to sushi school tomorrow so probably won't make the gym.
C25K journey to be continued... I hope