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Week 6 Run 2

Completed W6R2 today and found it rather tough. A few days ago I did 20 minutes straight and it felt so much easier than 2X 10mins. I got through it even though the 10mins felt like an eternity. I guess as of today I am done with intervals, that's kind of a scary thought. I'm finding that as I'm running longer, my knees and left ankle are a little tender, I wouldn't call it pain but mild discomfort and it's not usually while I'm running but later. Does this sound normal or something I should be concerned about?


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I am exactly the same.I didn't think I was going to make it to the end but gave myself a pep talk! I find I have a twingy knee about 12hrs after I run. Like you say, it isn't painful and it isn't just used muscle ache. Just a ooo that was odd moment if I walk. I've been told to make sure I stretch out at the end of the run and ensure I take rest days. If it gets painful the see a Dr.


That odd feeling is exactly what I get. I guess I'll just keep an eye on it and take extra rest days if it starts feeling painful.


I'm so glad I'm not alone! I found week 6 run 2 so much harder than I thought I was going to. I had to be very firm with myself to get to the end!

I'm off out on W6R3 in a minute - hopefully it at least won't be harder!


Hope run 3 was easier for you, and me too this week. :)


I have been suffering from 'twingey' knees (if there is such a medical term as 'twingey'). Stretching post run definitely helps though. Also applying some warmth as you do it. Warm muscles seem to be more responsive to stretching (which makes sense of course :-) )

I felt very tight in my left hamstring when I did W6R1 on Wednesday, and found that run really tough. I stretched after that run, and also had a nice warm bath with some stretching. Today I set out at 7am and felt great. W6R2 was much better. I do feel that my leg muscles are more toned now, so have concluded that there is a lot of change going in the leg department, so I am just taking it easy.

W6R3 next, 25 minutes. Somehow that doesn't seem anywhere near as daunting as it did two weeks ago. And in some strange way I think it will be easier than breaking 10 minutes into 2 runs. We'll see though. I think I will be doing it on Tuesday morning.


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