Week 1 again

Have been away on camping holiday . Been eating and drinking too much ( but walking a bit to counteract) .

Knee hurt so didn't run . Tried running ( more shuffling) today . Knee hurt but doesn't hurt now a few hours later . Really did feel that when the lovely Laura said slow down "from running" I was actually wAlking faster that I was shuffling-jogging . Maybe that's why I was not so much out of breath . Knee hurt on the way but feels ok now, so hope it will be ok. I don't mind repeating weeks like this but hope I will be able to progress eventually . Did a half marathon (slowly) about 30 years ago but never run since !!!

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  • I'm sure you will progress eventually - just make sure you take the rest days, and it doesnt matter if you walk faster than you jog. You will get faster

    Good luck with it.

  • Walking faster than you jog is not such a bad thing - I do it most of the time! It's just a shame that circumstances have kept you at week one when you so much want to progress onward. Yes, I believe you will make that progress and you need to believe it too. Good luck with your next run and my best wishes to you.

  • HI there. I had problems with a knee and the doctor I saw (specialist sports doctor) seemed unconcerned as it only hurt when I ran and not after. I built up slowly - it took me more like 6 months to do the programme rather than 9 weeks but my knee no longer hurts. Good luck...

  • Thanks for the responses. Surprisingly my knee seems much better than 2 days ago ( not even a twinge in normal everyday activities) so maybe do week 1 run 2 or 3 again tomorrow and see how it goes .

  • I also had to do a rerun for week 1 and if i can do it so can you! Congratulations on completing it regardless of that. I actually had a problem with my knees but i realized it was my running technique putting pressure on the knee. You will get through it, just keep at that pace!

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