Great, Rachel...... I only just got back out due to my shifts but have been still at the gym but I really need to get back out consistently running as I am doing okay just now.....Just completed Week 5 #2 but as the runs start to get longer if I don't get out regular I will possibly struggle. time will tell....but so far so good.
If you can't do 2 - 3 runs every week there will likely come a point where you struggle and you might have to repeat a week.Great Rachel.. you are doing fab. and thank you. i go to tje gym at work which is why i still get to gym on shift but i dislike running on treadmills so wont do that but I love the classes so do that. i am hoping my shift goes back to normal soon.
If you can't do 2 - 3 runs every week there will likely come a point where you struggle and you might have to repeat a week.
Since you have access to a gym, use the static bikes. If you ride hard enough to get your heart rate and breathing up similar to when running then that will help with the cardio aspect as well as some parts of leg strength. The gym bike should tell you rpm; you want to keep that around 70 - 90 which is equivalent to a running cadence of 140 - 180. Change the resistance to make it harder/easier. If you know your actual running cadence then aim for that, but it doesn't matter too much.
Don't treat the bike as a replacement for having run, though. Part of the point of C25K is to get you there without getting injured and the bike won't train you for the high impact of running. So when you do run again, start from the same place as you left off.
I don't know what classes you're doing, but whilst they are helpful to do in addition to running they probably won't do anything to maintain your running fitness.
Hi thereOk @Carol250. The worst that happened was my phone gave up, so I was missing Jo Whiley on the Public Health England App spurring me on and letting me know where I was at!
I did wonder why my ankles ached a bit when I ran? I have out this down to running on pavements and getting used to this, rather than anything being wrong with my new trainers - Saucony Omni 15. No idea if this correct though.
Don't do 2 days in a row. Always make sure there's at least 1 rest day between runs. The rest is important to allow your body to recover and rebuild itself stronger. Once your fitness is at a level that you can comfortably run 5K you can think about doing 2 days in a row, but not before.Was planning on doing day 2 tomorrow, but in an unrelated incident, I managed to rip the nail clean off one of my toes and have a feeling that's going to give me some stick if I try to run on it... time will tell
Yes, I realise I should have taken a day off today and any other time, I would have, but I knew with my works schedule over the bank holiday weekend, if I didn't run today, it would have been Monday before I got another run in.Don't do 2 days in a row. Always make sure there's at least 1 rest day between runs.
Good luck on FridayStarted this last night and to start off with it about killed me lol. Doesn't help that i have asthma and i smoke.
I will admit though as it went on i found it got a fraction easier.
Week 1 day 2 will happen Friday night