I'm plodding slowly on through the weeks to my utter astonishment (still can't believe I completed w4r3! ) and while it's taken longer than I'd expected thanks to two bouts of illness and some heavy work deadlines, so as I approach w5r1 I'm starting to consider a couple of things.
Firstly, when I go off for my runs, I don't take water with me as I am not parched afterwards and tend to rehydrate etc when I get home (about 5 mins from my run spot) but with the longer runs and just tougher weeks in general starting I'm wondering whether I need to add post-run stretching and make sure I bring a water bottle when I run. I like not having anything cumbersome to carry but if I need it, I need it! What do others do with regards to water and stretching? Also what type of stretches are best? Thanks!
Ps if I I conquer w5 I feel i will finally be able to call myself a runner! Yay!