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So after do week 1 four times. The fourth time feeling pretty good. I thought i'd move on...i feel like it was the hardest yet or maybe tied for the first run. Id didnt have a plan when i started running and encountered quite a few hills mixed with a windy day. The 4th of six run i walked the whole time. I haven't eaten yet and i went out around noon. Maybe that was an issue...the weird part is the last two times i did week 1 i ran for the first 5to eight mins. This time i tried to follow and struggled..,weird no...wondering if just starting running five days out of eight was to much.

 

I also experienced a pain in my foot like in the middle underside. I tried loosing my shoe a bit.

 

I know this isnt as positive as id hope but...i got out there and i finished.

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Hi free2bme, well done on persevering!! Keep it up!

 

I experienced a similar pain in the middle underside of my foot right at the arch on my right foot and was told that it is due to overuse of my right foot. In other words, putting more of my weight on that foot. I've since made a conscious effort to put more weight on my left foot which has helped. Hope this helps you.

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Today i did w2d2. I had been anxious since im flying home in a few days with so much to do. I also haven't been feeling well. It wasnt pretty but i ran all the run parts and really walked the walking parts working to recover from a couple intense hills. How fast do you guys walk the walking part? Do you speed walk? I feel like the w2d1 i struggled and walked the run. W2d2 i forced and buckled down and pushed through it but it sucked. Im wondering if the next one will suck or if i can do it comfortably. I noticed im getting about the same mileage i know there similar but thought it would be slightly different. In the last nine days ive run every other day. Should i put more days in between? Also thanks speedingsloth (i love that name by the way) i actually didnt think about that and i do lead with more weight on my right. I tried to be more even his time out and it was 95 percent better.

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I have the same problem; my right foot is sore, tender. It feels bruised on the inside.

 

I've had to put in an additional rest day when stepping up in distance or a shorter, less intense session. I've also started focusing on core exercises more. I often neglect this part.

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Free2bme, glad you are sticking with it and asking questions. Question are great!

 

 

From reading your posts, I would recommend repeating Week 1

 

1. How fast do you guys walk the walking part? Do you speed walk? Walk at a comfortable pace. Pretend you are in the house and need to go to the grocery store. Walk the same pace you would normally walk to your car. (Not speed walking, not leisurely stroll).

 

2. I feel like the w2d1 i struggled and walked the run. [...] Im wondering if the next one will suck or if i can do it comfortably. This program was designed to start your body running. When you repeat a week until it feels comfortable to you, you're using the program to help you. When you follow the "Weeks" in the program on a timetable and struggling, not only does it lead to frustration and misery, but also injury. You are not less because you repeat. Your body is improving each time you run (whether you advance in program or not). tldr; whether you run the next workout or repeat one, your body is still improving. The difference is that repeating reduces your chance of injury and gives you a confidence boost of mastery.

 

3. In the last nine days ive run every other day. Should i put more days in between? Try Day 1 Run, Day 2 Rest, Day 3 Run, Day 4 Rest, Day 5 Run, Day 6 Rest, Day 7 Rest.

 

 

P.S. glad you resolved the weight-on-the-right-foot thing. I had that same issue when I started. While that's no longer the case, I still have to remind myself to move my left leg/foot closer to my body when I run.

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Thanks so much for the advice. I went out today and did w2d3. It wasn't bad i actually felt not bad but, I'm going to take your advice and repeat a week or two I'm not sure I'm ready for week three yet. I don't want to injury myself. I might start week three end of next week or a little later. Its those pesky hills that get me winded. If not for those i think i would be okay. I also made note to run with my left foot closer and felt like it was alot easier to run. Im also working on changing my mind set. The idea that hills aren't the enemy. It was a tad easier and i think i got up the hill faster. Weird question i have a real old school garmin.are the calories is tracks correct? It said i burned fewer calories going farther faster than the last time. Im also taking ur advice with a day of rest in there. Should i put another form of exercise in there?thanks for the feedback it is really encouraging. It makes me want to keep getting out there.

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We're here for each other!  :)

 

If you'd like, you can strength train/cross-train on your rest days. Squats and lunges don't require extra equipment, but are good for warming up your legs. Foam rolling after warm and then stretching are good ideas, too.

 

I'm not sure about the Garmin, sorry.

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How fast do you guys walk the walking part? Do you speed walk?

 

 

I used to relish all the walking intervals because it was the time I could recover from the running interval. In hindsight, I perhaps went too slow, so much that I dreaded starting the next interval. i would extend my walk and then restart when I was ready.

 

Should i put more days in between? Also thanks speedingsloth (i love that name by the way)

Thanks! ◡̈ Probably quite descriptive of me

 

I tried to be more even his time out and it was 95 percent better.

That's great to hear that its helped!!

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