I'm on week1 day2 of C25K, wanting to get fitter & lose weight. As an outdoorsy person I've always wanted to run & finally managed to get going, today's run/walk was in rain & a biting wind, a real thought to get out there but I managed & feel fab for doing it although my dog was less happy being dragged out .
I'm enjoying it & as I live in the country my run is quiet but I have a massive hill at almost halfway point & as the timings go I end up running up it both ways! My legs are fine when out(just get tired) but thigh muscles are achey, will this improve as the weeks pass? I'm guessing it's just my muscles saying hello after not much use of those particular ones?! I do run slowly & stretch after as I'm pretty unfit.
Also I have an elliptical trainer which is currently used as a clothes dryer, would a session or two on that on rest days be beneficial or too much to begin with?
Thanks in advance
Well done! Best advice I had (after niggles which turned into injury) is ALWAYS warm up (not stretching, but warming up) for 10 mins before any run (particularly in this cold weather) and ALWAYS stretch afterwards. Stretches are wonderful and I can honestly say doing this has helped me with the soreness, aches and pains. I know it sounds like common sense but I think its something which can get neglected but really does make a difference
Thanks both of you I figured I had better just go in the rain as living in Scotland I would never get out otherwise!
Nikkynoo my app is just a 5min warm up but I will do an extra 5 before switching the app on thanks for the advice, my thighs are actually not bad tonight but tighter once I've sat for a while.
Nick yes it wasn't too bad once out the side wind was biting but just pulled my buff up over that side of my face, I must have looked a bit deranged! I may just do one easy session on the x trainer per week until I get further on in the programme, thanks.
Hi Pegasus and Glow,
We are all in the same boat I did day one of week 4 last night. I ran/walked a 10k about 5 years ago, and hadn't run at all since then. I run with my dog too She is a great motivator, always ready to go and makes running look easy!!!
I have been finding it slightly harder to motivate myself to get out in week 3/4, but hoping that is just the miserable weather! I have agreed to run a leg of the Belfast Marathon (6 miles) at the start of May so I HAVE to stick to c25k and then move on to the 5-10k plan.
Last night was 2 x 3 min runs and 2 x 5 min runs. Found it hard enough, but did it! YAY. Body Balance tonight at the gym, and then run 2 and 3, Thursday and Friday.
All the best with your runs!
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