Haska Posted January 11, 2015 Report Share Posted January 11, 2015 I really didn't want to do this today. I tried to think of reasons why I couldn't . . . but in the end I convinced myself to get on the treadmill. I know that running outside is more optimal but I'm not ready for that . . . AND I'm not willing to risk falling on the ice. I have to have more confidence before I move any farther out of my comfort zone. ANYHOW — I did complete day #3 though I really had to talk myself through it. Had I not already completed it twice before I think I would have walked through one of the jogging sequences — but I kept telling myself that I have done it before (twice), I could do it again!! I did feel the need to kick the speed down from 4 mph to 3.9, then 3.8, then ultimately 3.7. Is that cheating? So I have a few questions for you seasoned runners: 1. I have one leg (my right) that has caused me different aches and pains in the past (the leg that made me think I couldn't do this!). I'm finding the running is really helping that leg and I'm not having any problems there. I do, however, notice that what I would consider my non-dominant leg gets the burn worse than the right. Am I running incorrectly or doing something to cause this or is it normal for one leg muscle to burn more than the other? 2. Secondly, I really am wondering if knocking the speed back slightly is cheating? Should I try to be consistent at the 4 mph? 3. Lastly, though I feel great now that I'm sitting comfortably in my easy chair typing this, it really was a struggle to complete today. Should I stay with W1/D3 until I don't feel so challenged by it or should I push ahead with W2/D1 on Tuesday? Thanks for all your help!!! I'm glad I pushed myself to do it today because I feel GREAT!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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