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Wk3 R1

Wk3 R1

I'm gonna write this shambles off to lurgey arriving and move on slightly damper and soggier.

Not feeling so great I convinced myself to run tonight even while the inner demons were doing their best to gnaw at the foundations like hungry termites. Termites would have loved the weather mind you.. what the heck do you do when it's suddenly 14c and tropical rain? Well I waited until the rain abated before heading out but still, I feel a whole new wardrobe shopping session needs to be undertaken, capri pants, spaghetti tops and slingback running pumps with low heel drop kitten heels are a must this season I think..

Anyways enough rambling.. So feeling sickly I tried to run slowly and failed doing a first 1k of 6:26, then halfway through the second k a dirty bmw driver decided I was among the great unwashed and chose to rectify the situation by sending a tidal wave my way. It felt like I got hit with that tsunami that never arrived in Alaska today... that certainly slowed me into the 7min splits and with a rather damp bawbag(it is burns night soon) I plodded on. Then the usual runny nose started and of course the tissues that for once I had remembered to pack in my lovely karrimor x-lite jacket, were sodden through and due to the heat I wasn't wearing my backup nose wiping equipment(my running gloves). So all those calamities came together and I relented to a bit of jeffing.. though it was mostly effing. But I managed the 5k and I managed in a time that was less than my first park run, including the brief jeffin's. So I reckon I snatched this one back.

I just hope the lurgey recedes a bit for Thursdays' 7k, and then I move home on friday.. sheesh!

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Looks perfectly respectable to me.

Be gentle with yourself while you have the lurgy, they often take more out of us than we realise.

I am effing at that driver on your behalf

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Thanks Maddee. To be fair I took the soaking in my stride(pardon the pun) and that shows me how far I have come on this journey, as a couple of years ago when I first did c25k a spot of rain probably would have had me abandoning a run.

I think I just went sheeesh! and kept plodding. :)

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You might not feel like it on Thursday. As Maddee_6333 says, the lurgy sometimes takes more out of us than we think. Listen to your body and you'll know what to do.

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Yeah.. I have had the cold since xmas, and was over it I thought. But last three runs have all been hard and getting a sore throat(very croaky today). I need to learn how to down tools and not worry I won't be able to restart. I also do 2 hours in the gym 4 days a week so never really get a break any more.

I will play it by ear and always have the option of doing the short run instead if the body/mind says no.

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It sounds as if your body is trying to tell you something and you're ignoring it! Give yourself a complete rest from exercise, maybe gentle walking, and get plenty of good food and sleep.

Don't worry about the restarting thing. You'll be fine. Even elite athletes take time off!

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Sadly my body is usually just shouting "WTF are you doing" so it can be hard to discern when that really means something lol.

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It can be a pain (literally and metaphorically) when our bodies do that to us! But even just a couple of days of taking things easy might help. You’re obviously fit enough and have enough incentive not to start back up again after.

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My body says this to me every single morning. I've learned to ignore it 🙂

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I’ve got one of those x-lite jackets and my hankies keep getting wet. I put my man size hankie in a small sarni back the other day to prevent a recurrence

I got tsunami’d so many times on my last long run it was ridiculous 😃

I got drowned again this morning while out with the dog. I,had to have a bath when I got back

I do it all again tomorrow 😃👍

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I think kleenex should make buffs :)

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I think I saw a recent clip of Juicy Ju bigging up the merits of the Buff, one of which is that it doubles as a Hankie 😁

I sometimes take two big Cotton hankies, one up each sleeve 😁

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Yeah I have done that a few times(kleenex up the sleeves) when I have had a top with elasticated cuffs.

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Looks absolutely fine! You powered through a tough run in grotty conditions. You were remarkably restrained to have kept your effing and jeffing to yourself. What an ar$e of a driver.

Don't fret about pace, and especially if you are not feeling 100%. I am terrible about this but I only do myself harm. I realise that I have a habit of hurting myself by going out for short fast runs and then letting them turn into long fast runs. I had a resurgence of the sore-ish knee this week after a fast 7k, so I am planning on a slow, short one today instead. I think we need to learn not to be going hell for leather every time we put our trainers on (or at least I do). These are all kilometres in the bank, building up our legs (so that when we go out running in our slingback kitten heels, we can do so with panache).

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