You sound as though you're pushing yourself quite hard rusmum - especially if you're shredding as well. I think personally I'd start further back, maybe at week 2 - it still doesn't take long before you're running decent lengths of time but it paces you really well. I don't think it's meant to almost kill you! Let us know how you get on
If you managed week 4 run 1 ok then I think it may be what you'd done already that day or perhaps that you tried to go a bit quick? I'd give run 3 a go in a day or so and see how that goes before you decide.
Agree with cinnamonrusmum, I think the Shred is pretty intense so I've decided not to do it on a running day. Perhaps have another go at a week 4 run on a day you haven't been so active as the last time.
How is it feeling now, cinnamon? Don't go running if you're not properly better!
My shins were still a bit tender, so I didn't go for my run yesterday, and I'm considering delaying it until tomorrow as well. I went to the running shop and had a chat with them. Took my shoes/insoles with me, but they didn't even consider/ask me to put them on/run with them . Advice was to rest, or to massage muscles, to stretch well - or to go to a physio.
(And to continue to run on softer surfaces, which I have done for the last couple of weeks)
At what point do I decide that this is a problem that means I have to stop running as opposed to just running when I feel OK? It's not so painful that I have to take any anti-inflammatories, just something that I'm aware of, IYSWIM.
I'm walking without a limp but it's still painful at times. Not taking painkillers now and it's definitely on the mend. Don't worry I won't go if I don't feel up to it, don't want another couple of days like Thurs and Fri!
You're all a bit quiet today! Have just been out - it's so nice to be able to run without a fleece hat and gloves and a scarf round my nose and mouth! The sun shone, the sky was blue... and I inadvisedly thought I'd try the "stamina" podcast from Laura which nearly finished me off! However I made it, though I'm still not very fast - 5K in 35 min - I need to be faster than that...
Hello Cinnamon! I'm back! Plantar fasciatus has gone - and hopefully stays gone. I am starting week one for the third time. I got to w5r3 the first time, then sore ankle and dd happened. Then I got to w3 ish and the sore foot struck. I am running on grass this time so hopefully it will be better.
This time I have to get to the end cos I have entered the Race for Life in June.
So after about 4 weeks I have finally done with week one. I will be starting with week two sometime this week. Will probably be Friday as I am sooo busy this week with training, college and work. Had a sneaky 1min30sec run today and it was hard but I need to crank things up a bit. Took the pooch with me last week and nearly killed her so back to running on my own. I am pleased that my asthma seems to be coping with this extra exercise. My thighs and calves don't like it so much though.
Sorry your leg is still playing up cinnamon. I have just finished week 1 and am looking forward to seeing how far through the plan I get this time! I am also looking forward to upping the running a bit cos it's bloody COLD.