IowaMatt

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  1. I'm in week 3 of C25K and have begin having issues with my Achilles. They aren't stretching out well and are making running difficult. I took two extra rest days at one point last week, which picked my timetable back a little and seemed to help, but after two more scheduled runs the issue has returned. Do I need to go easier, or run through it? They do seem to loosen up a bunch as I run, but for hours after I finish are as tight as piano strings.
  2. I'm IowaMatt. My son is 15 and loves to run, he completes quite well for his school. There is a benefit 5k coming up and he said he wanted to run in it, and I jokingly suggested we could do it together and he said, "Go for it!". So I downloaded the app and am now in week three. I alternate run and workout days, Forest thing in the morning. I've never seen myself as a runner but some things I like: Early mornings in the summer in Iowa are beautiful and should be enjoyed, I like the buzz I get from getting all warmed up before heading to work, my second son rides his bike along with me as I run, and I am impressed how easy so far it has been to incorporate the C25K program. At 43, I expected it to be rather difficult, and so far I have gotten by ok. Things I don't like:. I miss my bed in the morning. My Achilles tendons do not like this idea and are constantly sore. I don't like running on gravel roads. I have not registered for that 5k yet, I'm worried I may break down before I get there. But my son has motivated me to do it and we are going to give it a go. Just wanted to say hello. This seems like a useful community.
  3. I'm IowaMatt. My son is 15 and loves to run, he completes quite well for his school. There is a benefit 5k coming up and he said he wanted to run in it, and I jokingly suggested we could do it together and he said, "Go for it!". So I downloaded the app and am now in week three. I alternate run and workout days, first thing in the morning. I've never seen myself as a runner but some things I like: Early mornings in the summer in Iowa are beautiful and should be enjoyed, I like the buzz I get from getting all warmed up before heading to work, my second son rides his bike along with me as I run, and I am impressed how easy so far it has been to incorporate the C25K program--although I looked ahead and know this is going to change! At 43, I expected it to be rather difficult, and so far I have gotten by ok. Things I don't like:. I miss my bed in the morning. My Achilles tendons do not like this idea and are constantly sore. I don't like running on gravel roads. I have not registered for that 5k yet, I'm worried I may break down before I get there. But my son has motivated me to do it and we are going to give it a go. Just wanted to say hello. This seems like a useful community. Hopefully I can contribute!