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Hi, I'm female 34 year old who is un-fit but not over weight, I use to smoke but gave up 3 years ago and I don't drink. I haven't run since I was about 15 at school (so basically about 20 years ago).
I started couch to 5k last week to get fit but then in a moment of madness signed up for a race ;/
Tomorrow is my week 2 day 2 run. I'm finding the start of each week v hard but managed to complete each one so far.
The end of the week 1 the run was better/took less effort but the new run in week 2 was really hard again. This increase was v small compared to later weeks so I'm v worried about that!
I'm quite scared also now though as I'm set to do this race for life 5k in mid July/10 weeks from now and 2 weeks ago I couldn't run for 60 seconds!
I'm not running fast in the run bits, only about 4.5 mph but that is really all I can do atm. I'm not bothered about speed I just want to be able to run the whole race regardless of time.
Also a bit worried as today (a rest day) I went on a 5 mile walk but my legs/feet are v tired and achy now and I feel like perhaps rest day is meant to be a full rest, not just not running?
I've put my feet up all evening and hope they have recovered by tomorrow to run.
thanks for any words of advice.