I've just started Couch to 5k, and just finished week 5. I love running, but know *nothing* about exercise and so I have some questions:
- Yesterday I was 15 mins into my 20-min run, and came to a pedestrian crossing, which was red. I didn't know what to do: should I stop running stand and wait for the green man, change my route and go the other way risking a long walk back home, or jog on the spot for five minutes and wait for the lights to change? If I stop for more than a few seconds during a run will something weird happen to my muscles and ruin everything?
- It's getting dark now in the evenings: I've got fluorescent stuff, but is it worthwhile spending a couple of quid on those LED things?
- I'm supposed to rest the day after each Couch to 5k podcast run according to the NHS site, however I'd also like to start going on long-ish bike rides over the weekends (total distance say 10-20 miles, flat). Moreover, one of my friends is trying to convince me to take up a martial art: is that likely to cause a problem? Should I wait til I've finished C25K and got into a regular running routine before doing anything else?
Really sorry for the somewhat ignorant nature of these questions, but whereas I can build a PC I have no idea how my own body works! Any help or guidance appreciated. I've tried Googling for these, but not turned up anythignhugely useful