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W8 R1 - Longer than Expected


Last nights run was longer than expected. An encounter with a farming moving his sheep between fields meant that I had to detour a little. Instead of the normal week 8 run 1 5+28, I did 5+33. And I felt awesome as this is also the first time that I don't feel really heave legged. Distance covered was 5.8 km :-)

Before my run I used a foam roller on my legs for the first time, I am wondering if this helped me to warm up.

The creators of this programme should be commended as I can clearly see progress in my running.

Happy running everyone.


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Thank you. The foam rollers are in sports direct for £6 at the minute if you fancy putting yourself through it. Was rather quite painful but I believe made a real difference.

I think I need to do better warm ups to promote my legs not feeling as heavy during the run, going to work on this over the coming weeks.


Ah the joys of running in the countryside!

Well done on your run Gareth and may all the remaining ones feel as easy as this one.


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