Hi AuroraMillet! Congrats on holding yourself up to it and doing it!
I did week 4 day 1 earlier in the week (I think it was monday) and while the new shoes helped tremendously, I still had the tell-tale little nigglings of early shin splints, so I stopped and took it easy the past few days. I usually work on the treadmill in the evenings, but lately the temperatures have actually been nice in the mornings so I've been going for morning walks.
This morning was such a day, so I decided to try out Week 4, day 2 and... oh my goodness. Maybe the treadmill isn't for me, because where I struggled to get to 1.8 miles in 27minutes, today I did 2.3 in that time :). 3.1 suddenly seems more doable, and it's the first time I actually did a mile in less than 15 minutes (Spark says I averaged 12 min/mile but I know my first mile was faster than my second, something like 11 minutes, but I'm ok with keeping 12 miles my aim for now). What killed me was the little bit of slope that I ALWAYS managed to take at a run, but while I slowed down I never actually stopped jogging until my time was up!
So now I'm unsure. I'm very happy about the revelation that I CAN do it and that maybe I'm just one of those people that don't do well with how boring the treadmill is, but I don't know if I quite want to graduate to week 5. Maybe I'll do week 4 again next week "properly" without the break from painful shins and to solidify what I have, and then do week 5 the week after that.
PS: I knew from reading on here that good shoes make a difference, but I never knew how much of a difference, since I was never a runner. This is SO worth the money!
Edited by: RLUCHMUN at: 8/12/2011 (10:42)
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