Yesterday evening I finished Week 1, Day 3 of the program; but it's really my third week of training. I needed two weeks of remedial work to be able to run 3 minutes at a time.
This is the first time I've followed a structured program, even if I had to build the structure myself for the 2 remedial weeks. The key for me has been slowing down and staying with the program instead of doing everything I can on one day and being unable to walk normally the next day!
Things I've noticed so far are, calf development; development of runner's calluses; and better cardio conditioning. Everyone thinks about the cardio, but it turns out (at least in my case) that the cardio comes pretty quickly. It takes time to develop the calves and the calluses I need to be able to run longer distances continually. Hence, the gradual program.
I think I've turned the corner, though. Yesterday evening was training, 36 minutes with 24 of them running. This morning I couldn't tell from the state of my calves that I ran yesterday evening.
"Discipline is remembering what you want. " - David Campbell
Max Lifetime Weight, 221
SP Start Weight, 196.6
Initial SP Goal, 175
Current Goal on Ticker, 162
| current weight: 0.6 over