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A Gentle 3k with a sore hip 😐

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So my last run (7.5k) on Wednesday was good and felt fine , Thursday also felt ok but Friday I noticed my right hip/ lower back was aching so decided on a 2nd rest day and just went out for a short walk .

It felt a lot better this morning but not 100 % so I decided to take it easy .

This was always going to be my short run but I decided not to try and make it quick and short as I did not want to aggravate the ache .

So I went out with no expectations and was ready to abandon the run if I needed to.

I just kept a comfortable plod , I still had an ache but there was no pain so decided just to take it to 3k , and to be honest , that was enough .

It has taken me a long time but I have eventually got past the stage of feeling I need to do at least 5k every time I go out !

And in fact Mr Garmin is rewarding me for it .

So as far as Garmin is concerned I am again another year younger and Vo2 Max has risen by 1 .

The numbers are now slowly getting back to where they were before I started having long gaps between my runs .

So I'm happy to keep this mix of runs up now and try to maintain the frequency .

I think the next run will probably be a steady 5k

Happy days 😁

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Tasha99Graduate10

That’s great well done 😊

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha, it was enough for today , but it's strange how VO2Max responds ! πŸ€”

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nowsterGraduate10

Mr Garmin does seem to favour shorter runs of about 15-20 minutes over longer ones.

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to nowster

He certainly does ! I'm wondering also if run frequency has an effect ,

I guess it does as HR may vary more

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WillowandSolaGraduate10

Isn’t it great when a short run will do? I love longer runs but we often don’t have time so a few rounds of the park and we are happy Glad your hip/back isn’t too bad

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you !And yes at least the shorter runs get you out !

My hip actually feels ok now following my run and a hot bath πŸ‘πŸ˜

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

That’s great and oh... just realized i got caught up after my run and need a bath before dinner lol

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to WillowandSola

πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘

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FrencGraduate10

Well done Instructor57, glad the hip was ok. Happy days indeed πŸ˜€!

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Frenc

Thanks πŸ‘ ,but yes a bit of a strange one , but I do sometimes have a few aches here and there 😐

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RoxdogGraduate10

So sensible to try out your hip like that. I've also now learnt that a run is a run, however short or long!

I was advised to do side planks for my hip, but of course your niggle might be for a completely different reason. Glad It was ok after your bath.

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Roxdog

Thanks πŸ‘To be honest I often suffer with little niggles here and there after some runs , I'm never really sure why , however i do suffer with slight arthritis problems in one or two places so I never know if it's brought on by that but I have my doubts that I'll ever get much past 10k 😐

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RoxdogGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Same, all sorts of niggles, some of which turn into injuries. I'm like a rusty machine really 🀣 But, of course, running is such a joy it's worth it. We'd probably ache more if we were couch potatoes!Hmmm 10k - that feels a way off again for me. I had been thinking about a half marathon, but maybe not.

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Roxdog

I think your right , I am worse if I don't run !I'm not really sure how far I want to get at the moment , I'm just taking it run by run and trying not to put too much pressure on myself over distance

Well done, also for taking it slow and listening to your body. Keep up the good work!

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to

Thanks πŸ‘πŸ˜

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Jools2020Graduate10

Well done, Ian! A 3K run is good, I often do them 😊 well, maybe lately not as often as I should 😬

Hope the hip continues to be ok 🀞

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Jools2020

Thanks Julia πŸ‘It was 2 days after my 7.5k it started to bother me , strangely enough it was ok the day after the run πŸ€”

Anyway, felt better today after a long hot bath 😁

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Sounds like the same thing that I sometimes have. Great believer in a long soak in the bath, reading my crinkly paged book πŸ˜‚

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Jools2020

Haha 🀣🀣🀣

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Jools2020Graduate10 in reply to Instructor57

With my fabulous new spotlight πŸ˜‚

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Jools2020

Oh yes πŸ˜¬πŸ‘

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9weeks2RunGraduate10

That’s great, Well done Ian. Great that you are listening to your body.

Another year you get that can’t be bad!! Note to self must get a Mr Garmen when I can run kms again!!

Happy Running x

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to 9weeks2Run

Thanks Rebecca, yes, getting younger by the run haha 😁And I didn't want to push it , although it's eased again now πŸ€”

Haha get a Garmin and turn back time πŸ˜‚

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Lol πŸ˜‚ how wonderful is that! Always such a joy to read your posts.

Glad the hip pain has eased.

Yes will be on the wish list!!

Take care x

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CouchphoenixGraduate10

Well done Ian, I know what you mean about 5k suddenly becoming the minimum, it’s mad really because at the end of the day a runs a run and it all contributes to your fitness. You did the right thing and listened to your body, hopefully those aches will soon go πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Couchphoenix

Thanks Geoff, it feels a lot better after a long soak in a bath , and I think I'm going to keep a shorter run in the mix πŸ‘

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