UPDATE: When I posted this last week my confidence had really been shaken after not being able to finish my running routine twice. So I decided to take the rest of the week, and work on building my confidence and willpower back up by running 2.5 minute intervals instead of 3, which was something I knew I could finish. That went well, so this week I once again attempted week 4 and.....
I used the tips from the article Suezette posted (I focused a lot more on my breathing, and massaged the area of the cramp as soon as it started) and was able to make it all the way through my plan! I got one little cramp the first day, but by massaging it while continuing to run, I got it to go away after about 20 seconds. And on the second day, I didn't get a cramp at all! I've also noticed that by focusing on my breathing, it makes running a lot easier, and I'm not nearly as tired when I'm done. Who knew that such a small change could make such a big difference!
Thanks again Suezette!!!
Edited by: EMILYB1234 at: 3/9/2012 (19:24)
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