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c25k revisited aka luvin' the woggin'

Sunday, August 28, 2011

After taking a break from c25k due to the pain in my knee area which then developed into really sore ankles everytime I tried (and the pain lasted 2 weeks each time), I let them recover until there was no pain at all. A couple of weeks back I tried again, but this time on MY terms. I decided when I would walk and when I would jog. At first just a couple of minute or so jogging intervals during a long hike, but moved up to several jogging intervals in my "4.3K wogging circuit".

result? probably far less efficient than the podcast but no pain!!!! I dont think I'm running with quite so much of a zombie shuffle either, so probably a combination of improved technique, fitness and strength. And today I did the circuit in 39 minutes. So I already have to rethink my goal (which was to get below 40 minutes in the next 2-3 months) if we do that on the kiwi BLC team. I will return to the podcasts for "guidance & encouragement" if I feel I stop making progress.

btw - I wish I could have shared the glorious sun rise which I encountered after about 10 mins and 180 degrees change of direction, with you all :) but no camera with me.
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    Glad to hear you're doing well and with less pain! Hiking is great for strengthening your ankles. My current philosophy on any amount jogging is that I'll only do it if it feels good and easy on my joints (panting and sweating are fair game though). I like to sign up for and participate in 5ks even though I know I can't jog them because it's nice to know that I can at least go the distance with a combo of walking and, very light, jogging.
    3020 days ago
  • DRPOOH63
    Sounds like you have a great plan. I actually did the 5k101 plan for some reason and I honestly can't remember why but it fit me better so you might take a look at that one - http://runningmatemedia.com/. Don't love the music on the podcast but loved the way it took you to the 5k. Good luck getting back into this. Hope the ankles hold up.

    3021 days ago
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