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.