Finally off the injury couch !

After getting to run 1 of week 9 (and then having to stop due to calf muscle problems). I have managed to do some running on the treadmill (felt v odd) but was fine. I had hoped to graduate around mid November. Any thoughts as to where I can pick up the C25k programme ? I had wondered about week 6 - any thought/advice would be much appreciated.

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  • I had the same problem on week 7 run 2. Took me a month for the calf to stop hurting. I started again at week 1, and went from there, but skipped a run when I felt that I would be okay with that. I'm now debating whether to go to week 5 and those longer runs. I had hoped to be graduated by Christmas but that doesn't look likely now. I expect it depends on your age and your level of fitness where you should restart, where do you feel like you would like to start? You don't want to injure yourself again

  • Thanks, I had wondered re 'fast forwarding' the programme once I am back with it. Think I will give week 6 run 1 a go and see how it feels. Good luck with your running !

  • Welcome back Girlyswot. As you have done some treadmill running, you could always try a gentle run and see how far you get or do a week 6 run to ease In Gently and miss the odd run if necessary. Think you may find it a bit harder now with the winter weather but good luck. Looking forward to seeing that Graduate against your name.

  • Thanks Jo55 ! The treadmill felt odd but as you say it may be better in this weather. Hoping to miss the odd run if it all feels ok. Good luck with your running !

  • I got caught after W4R2 and was off for 5-6 weeks (ankle). Started again at week 3 and was fine with that but started out with ibuprofen gel before running plus a light support on the recommendation of my doctor. Plus I'd had a couple of weeks of rehab walks until I could do what they call the hop test. Not sure if it will be quite the same with calf issues but hope you'll be back in the groove asap. I don't think your fitness levels drop that quickly just depends on your injury I guess.

    Anyway happy running and let us know how you get on x

  • Thanks, good to know that you were able to catch up again. Will let you know how it goes, good luck with your running x

  • I did the same in the summer - got to Wk7 and had to stop for a month. I picked up by doing a Wk3 run, found it easy, so went on to Wk 4 for a couple of runs and then Wk 5, on to Wk 6 and then did more than 3 Wk 7 runs, just to ensure that the sore hip I had had did not recur. I didn't do any other 'extra' exercise, just concentrated on my Couch 2 5k podcasts. Worked well for me - graduated in November but now grounded with the lurgy!

  • Thanks for your message. Interesting to see how you were able to catch up again. Hope you recover from the lurgy soon !

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