I figured it out!! (Well, I actually LISTENED to advice.)
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
So my big problem with running was that I kept panting and gasping and never felt like I was getting any air. I had runners from all over telling me, "Slow down. Your pace is too fast." And of course I blew off those suggestions because I like running like a bat out of hades, and don't want to just bounce in place.
Well yesterday I started week 4 of the C25K and I decided to finally take the experts' advice, and slow my butt down. Oddly enough, it worked!!! I was able to finish the interval without huffing and puffing and actually I was surprised when they were over and when the whole program was over! I was ready to go again! So I ended up walking for an hour, which I shouldn't have done because then my knees started hurting.
I know I really should take a rest day, but it's SO hard not to move!!!! I guess I can try resting tonight. Or just doing a lot of upper body strength exercises, maybe. That's at least resting the lower body...