Drat, damn and blast ... Have been determined to conquer this THING! Now, today, I've experienced my first set back. Went out to do W4R1 ... I managed the warm up, and both first runs ... First time ever (and I mean ever - we didn't do cross-country at south London schools 50 years ago) I have run for 5 minutes without stopping! But after the in-between walk I just couldn't get my legs to pick up speed again. They were leaden and my feet weighed a ton. Dear Laura had told me I was going OK; my ears heard but my legs and lungs didn't I walked back home, deflated, no stitch or any of the other ailments Laura mentions ... Just heavy legs which barely raised off the ground to enable my walk home. Felt as if i'd trip over a white line in the road... had there been one!
My knees are not sore, as such, they just feel incapable of bending or raising my feet ... more kind of dull and defeated ... they're possibly slightly puffy too
On my 'rest day' yesterday I walked six or so miles with pal who's training for a walking marathon - I didn't push myself at all and the walking was all on the level of a canal path ... and on the days I work I am quite used to walking 8 or so miles anyway. It was no hassle and no pain. I SO want to get stuck into week 4 on Monday
Does anyone have any advice about what to do next? I shall rest up for the rest of today and tomorrow too.