Susu--I started the C25K program a couple of months ago, and developed knee pain. This was so strange for me because I was an athlete all of my youth. So when I decided to start this program, I didn't think about getting new shoes.
I went to a local store called Run For Your Life to get fitted for new shoes for running. I told them at the store what I was gearing up to do, and the sales woman had me jog away from her and toward her, so she could check my pronation (the way your ankle rolls). We discovered I was an overpronator, and she got me in an awesom paid of New Balance shoes. I have not had pain in my knees again. I am still working on Week 2 (again) and because I have cool shoes, and cool socks, I'm not going to hurt myself.
I agree with you about your success! And I agree about 2 mins of running from 1 minute is a huge increase. I keep thinking "s that right?" I think I'd prefer 1.5 mins. LOL! And I may have to build in some smaller steps and extend the program a few weeks. I'm in no hurry to get this done and I certainly don't want to be sidelined due to an injury.
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Yup, no matter how motivated or psyched you are in your head, you gotta listen to your body...it knows what's best! Today I did my first day of Week 2...didn't quite get thru all the intervals, (only ran 3 out of the 4 intervals) but overall I think I did better than I thought I would. It's really a big difference in endurance when you go from running 1 min & walking 4 min (times 3) to running 2 mins & walking 3 mins (times 4)!! My body could definitely tell the difference, and it did NOT like it! But, I did push myself as far as I could without physically hurting myself. So overall, I consider it a success.
Keep up the good work and don't feel bad if you have to dial it back a bit...you're still doing more to become a healthier person than if you were sitting on the couch (or the Lay-Z-Boy in my case)!
I'm going to retry week 2 this week. I hurt my knee on day 3 of week 1 and I wasn't able to try running - just walking hurt too much. This isn't a new pain. I've struggled with it in the past - the last time I tried this program. I'm not quite ready to say running isn't for me because I tried to do more intervals than in the program. I'm going to take this as a sign that I must take it slow. So no matter how good my legs feel at a given moment, I'm not going to do extra intervals because I could be one step away from knee pain again. I learned my lesson and I hope that this will be the answer I need to be able to finish this program.
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