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I ran for a total of 16 minutes -Laura said so!

Hi. I have just finished week 4 run 3. In run 1 when I heard Laura saying I had run for a total of 16 minutes I was smiling to myself as I remembered how I had struggled with my breathing in week 1and was feeling pleased with myself. The first two runs of week 4 went better than the last one tonight because my ankles felt really stiff - not like I had injured them, they just felt less flexible. Is that common? Strangely, I only struggle with my breathing when I think about it and when Laura talks about it!

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Well done sounds like you're getting the knack of it all! As you increase distance the aches and pains can scupper your progress , maybe stiff ankles need a day or more rest? Hot bath? Ice pack? Gel? Just try different things, more stretching before and after? But good luck and keep going!!


Northernspirit is right in all he(she?) says. And well done you. Keep looking back, especially when it is tough. Being aware of your progress is a real boost and it always makes me smile too.

Keep running, keep smiling.


Thank you both!


Yes, I remember that feeling - very smug. Well done.


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