I've had 3 weeks off with a sore ankle immediately after completing the C25K programme and been really unhappy with the length of time I've had to take off. (I am probably the MOST impatient person in the world!)
To pass the time and maintain my enthusiam I have read 2 months of Runner world magazines and 'feet in the clouds' (book about fell running crazies).
This week my poor little ankle started to feel much better, so I did W1R1 of C25K on Sunday - just to see how the ankle felt with a liitle running and it felt okay, only little twinges.. so tonight I thought I'd see how much fitness I'd really lost but without pushing self hard... and managed to run 4.33 km in 28 minutes without pushing self at all, and trying to stay 'slow' and not out of breathe, (sang to ensure I could breathe, so look/sounded a little crazy no doubt!) so pretty thrilled with that!
It is strange (and take heart early c25k's) that I actually felt more out of breathe doing the w1 r1 on sunday.. i think because once I get going I get in a nice rythym and get my breath all sorted.
So plan is to do a couple more gentle 30 min runs and then maybe start to up the distance a bit, I'm aiming for 10km. I think I'll leave building up speed for a week or so, as dont want to set my self back.
Thanks for reading! I'm floating on my endorphin rush now.... :0)