Later, have a great day!
I have osteo, too, secondary OA, in my ankle. One thing I've noticed is that once I got used to running and it had become a solid part of my routine, the pain was greatly diminished. On my rest days, I definitely notice more discomfort, and if I'm sick and miss a week or more, it becomes difficult to simply walk without pain. Does that happen with you, too?
I think W5r3 is the humpm, after that it's only little increments. So come on, we can do this (can't we?)
This had to be the slowest run ever, I made up my mine before I started, that I was gonna finish this. I did a slow shuffle jog, the last min was really tough for me. After the first 8 min my calfs felt really hard and stiff so I took 20-30 seconds and rub them out and stretched. JUST DO IT GUYS! JUST DO IT SLOW. We can get faster later. I'm really surprised that I made it, YAY! Everyone let me know how it went today! I'm rootin for ya! Have a Great day!
"WE GOT THIS"
Now there's the dreaded w5r3 looming tomorrow. Perhaps we could offer a prize for the slowest pace on the forum, I'd definitely be a contender!
It really helps knowing were on the same week and we can suffer together and celebrate when we get through a run. Simon I listen to Clair without the earphones, I walk alone on our street, I just dont have it real loud though, and I listen to my music also. The ear buds come out of my ears and the wire bugs me bouncing around my neck. Something that I'm noticing is really helping my soreness is that my husband got me a spa back in November for my osteo and aching joints. I am really using it alot before and after a run, it really helps with the tight muscles. Friday is my w5r3, so 20 nonstop, we will see. I have a feeling I'm gonna need to repeat this one, I have not even looked to see whats in week 6, did'nt someone say it's easier than 5. Gotta research that. Stay strong and focused.
I am a day behind you. My w5 r2 is today! 8 minutes seems kind of long. lol But I will get through it, I hope.
And Linda, no repeating your 20 minute run just do it! I read on a blog that you should just get the 20 minute run done no matter how slow you are because you go right back to intervals and that it is a huge turning point when you do your 20 minute run. You are so capable of the 20 minutes, and I think by this point it is just mind over matter!
Linda and Laura - I so doubted myself today but you just get on and do it. I look forward to your post run debriefs.
This program is brilliant. I was knackered and really stretching - now I can't wait until W6R1 (which seems a bit limp as it involves walking again - joke!).