So 3 1/2 stone down since New Year's Day (still ALOT to go mind you!) and on Friday, freshly back from a fortnight in the Spanish sun, and having managed to lose 1 kilo whilst in holiday mode, I did W1R1 (in the snow!) having decided that I want to run rather than walk the Cancer Research 5K Race for Life this year. Despite being very overweight I have walked alot for the last 3 years since giving up the car so I didn't think my base fitness level was too bad and I was chuffed to find that W1R1 was relatively comfortable for me: I also came home and told my OH that it was "awesome", as it was I managed each run without difficulties - although the last one, up the hill on the way home was more difficult! My legs ached on Saturday morning but 9 holes of golf and the 3 mile walk that entailed eased that off so I set off in the sunshine on Sunday for W1R2. Again this was comfortable and I covered an additional 0.2 miles in the time of the podcast which can't be bad. My legs were stiff afterwards - stretch, stretch, stretch, but woke up feeling really good this morning and am thrilled.
I've now got the date for my "Race" though and I only have 8 weeks so I'm hoping that it continues to go well. Does anyone have a thought on moving onto W2R1 tomorrow as I have managed W1 pretty well or is it vital to do W1R3?
I know that it's okay if I take rests etc on the day but I really want to try and manage it if I can.