Hang in there! My right knee was killing me Wed. after W3D2. I could barely walk so I rested on Thursday & Friday and of course plenty of Ibuprofen. Yesterday I did W3D3 and did much better. The 1st segment was very tough but then I realized that I was running at a 5% incline. Man was I glad to find that out. LOL!!! On Tuesday I'm starting W4D1 and I'm very nervous about running for 3 minutes. 3 minutes might as well be a marathon for me plus I think the treadmill timer intentionally slows down during the running segment and speeds up during the walking segment. LOL!!! Anyway you've accomplished so much, just take it slow and like the others said listen to your body. You are so awesome for getting this far! You are an inspiration!
Don't ever give up!!! It may be really hard on you, but you can overcome anything you put your mind to. You might have to dial it back a bit. But I'm realizing you don't have to RUN your entire first 5K. You can still walk some of it. I know I won't go into my 5K and win the first place prize, but I am becoming stronger and healthier, and I will still be a winner for having participated and finished. Listen to the others, take it back to week 1 or 2 and keep it there for awhile. I am in week 3 and struggling getting the whole 30 minutes in, but I am NOT going to give up. I have all ready improved my time per mile, and with some time and patience, believe I can continue to improve. I believe you can too!!
Don't feel like a failure. Go back to week 1 or week 2 and just work on those for awhile. If you continue to have pain after running, I would suggest a visit to your doctor. I doubt it's because you are *too heavy to run*. You might just have to go slower. I know, some people say if I go any slower, I'd be walking. Just go slower even if it looks like walking.
You need time to build your body and the musculoskeletal system. This doesn't happen in just 4 weeks. It takes a year, sometimes 2.
Go slow, walk longer intervals, run less but run some.
Please don't feel like a failure. Look how far you got before having to back off. Maybe you could ask a doctor if it's okay to run if you wish to continue before you drop more weight. If not, listen to your body and do what you feel in your heart and in your head is right for you to do. But please don't see yourself as a failure!
This week has been a total bust! I did W4D1 without too much trouble, but then came day 2. I just couldn't do it on Friday. Made it thru only 3 intervals. I took it easy on Saturday and then during the night Saturday my knees hurt so badly that when I tried to move to turn over in bed, I almost couldn't do it! On Sunday, I ached from my hips to my feet. I have never had such hurting joints! I really think I must have some sort of "bug". I'm hoping that's what it is.....I don't want to give up trying to run! Maybe I'm just too heavy to run right now.....perhaps I'll go back to walking and try to get some LBS off before I resume. I feel like such a failure. :-(
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