I'm going to be keeping a small diary of my running exploits, so please feel free to ignore these posts.
Today was my second run. The difficulty of the first run was 100 (the maximum on my scientific scale, on the probably flawed theory that subsequent runs get a bit easier). It was a real trial to get through and I barely did. Sounds simple, probably: 8 repetitions of 60 seconds or running followed by 90 seconds of walking. But for a schlub like me, carrying around the extra pounds I do, it was a task, I tell ya. The worst part was the two hours afterwards, what with the aches and the pains and the high-den-froid-en, nice laaaa-ddy!
Today's run was again 8 repetitions of 60 seconds running and 90 seconds walking. It seemed a bit easier to get through to the end of the 8 reps, and the afterwards pain is substantially less (see, I'm an ace at exercise!!), although I did find it kind of difficult to walk after my final run. Not because of shortness of breath, or anything, but because of sore shins.
The big problem, one I hope goes away eventually, is the pain all up and down my left arm... no. Is really sore shins. Does anyone know if that will remedy itself after a few more attempts? I hope so.
Anyway, exercise attempt number 2 rates a 90 on my worthless scale. That's a whole 10 point difference (those 10 points coming off because this time I had no doubt I'd finish the 8 reps).