Wondering if anyone had a sort of "break through" moment shortly after they began running when it all sort of clicked and became easier??
I had mine yesterday! I'm 3 weeks into the race for life 5k plan, I've found it pretty tough so far and even on Tuesday, I struggled to run for 3 mins. But I went out yesterday and I ran 15 mins with no problems at all! No achy legs, wasn't out of breath at all, I didn't want to give up and stop! It was amazing! I went 2km in 15 mins which I'm pretty pleased with
So I've been running for just over 2 weeks now. All's been great and I've improved loads already! I've been going 3 or 4 times a week and have weekends off as I work long shifts all weekend.
I went running yesterday and it was fine, no different to any other time. But lastnight I noticed my knee felt achy sort of right behind my knee cap. Is this something I should be concerned about? Or maybe take an extra rest day from running and see how it is? It's not bad really, just feels a tad achy when I walk up or down the stairs!
I decided to go today as I wasn't feeling like I'd done anything at all yesterday haha and I did my best run yet! 3.7k so pleased with myself! Considering I only started running last week! I didn't really feel like I pushed myself that much either... I could have carried on, but thought I don't want to go pushing too much too soon!
I seem to have worked out the best food to eat and length of time to wait too. It seems tuna pasta 3 hours before running is my best choice for energy!
So today I did Week 2, day 2 of the Race For Life 5k running plan. I had to do 2 mins run, 1 min walk, repeat 8 times. I managed this no problem at all on Tuesday, which I was mega impressed with. But today I barely managed half of it! And I nearly died in the process lol I just couldn't do it!
It was in the rain today though, which I've never done so maybe that had something to do with it? I was absolutely drenched! Oh well, I'll put it down to a random crappy day which I'm sure everyone has! I'll just see how Saturday goes