3 weeks no running!

Due to a variety of reasons I have been unable to get out running for almost 3 weeks though did manage to walk each day. Now back home and into a normal daily routine, so decided that no matter what the weather was doing I was going to run this morning. Very light drizzle, no wind so ideal. Off I went at a slow pace, mixing walking and running. I was amazed how quickly I settled into a steady rhythm and 30mins disappeared. Not a great pace or distance, but over the next couple of weeks hope to extend the running sections until back to being able to run 5k. Sitting here feeling quite elated that all the hard work before had not been wasted, looking forward to the next run.

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  • It's great to know that we have built up a level of fitness and stamina that we can have a few weeks out for whatever reason and still get back into running again without too much pain. This C25K business really has been a life changer. I hope I never let myself go back to being a couch potato :)

  • Great that you managed to get out again and enjoyed it. You'll soon be back to full strength!

  • Ooh, this is so encouraging! I have had the dreaded lurgy for nearly 2 weeks and am fretting about when I can get out for a run/jog again and whether I will be able to manage 20 minutes jogging or not. All I've been doing is walking the dog every morning and wondering if all the hard-won fitness is just draining away!

  • I repeated week 4 to break myself back into the run, mainly to see if the problem calf muscle would hold up after a prolonged rest. Tomorrow intend to repeat wk5 then so on until back to full strength. Like you I walked every day, but now unfortunately have no dogs left - first time in over 30 years without a dog. Going for a walk is not quite the same, one of the reasons I took up running. Good luck with your return to running.

  • Should have said 30 minutes jogging, not 20 minutes! Hope that is not a Freudian slip!

  • This is good to hear! 3 weeks ago I had an ear infection that knocked me back a bit. Then I've been away for 2 weeks in Egypt. Lovely sunshine but I've had laryngitis & a chest infection! I'm worried that all my hard work over the past 6 months has been lost but reading your post gives me hope

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