Week 4 Run 3

Proud of myself today as I've travelled in to London, spent the afternoon there for work and then travelled back, was exhausted, but still went running! And I did it; albeit with a little less spring in my step, but I did it and a few weeks ago all that travelling would have been a guilt-free excuse for me not to exercise!

Aches and pains bothering me this week - see the reply I just posted on healthunlocked.com/couchto5... - won't repeat the same here. Hoping my ankle will fully recover now as I have two days' rest until my next run on Sunday (I run Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and this is really working well for me). Debating leaving W5R1 until Tuesday if my ankle is not back to normal by Sunday though. So keen to keep up with the programme and not miss days but I know it would be stupid to keep aggravating my ankle, better to give it longer to heal. Perhaps I should just do some gentle exercise on Sunday.

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  • Hi Sarah, I know exactly what you mean. I'm due to start w4 r1 tmrw, but getting the odd back twinge. Sensible (over cautious?!) part of my brain says have an extra rest day or 2. The keen side is saying carry on. I love this programme and want to push onwards. I might see how I feel during tmrws run. I din't want to aggravate a long standing condition, but I also want to run tmrw.

  • Well done for getting out! That's a great habit to get into (and I find it a great way to get rid of any stresses from work).

    Listen to your body, though, an extra rest day won't hurt rather than risking the injury couch (you can always just go out for a walk instead).

  • Just read your previous post and suspect you may be lacing your trainers too tight. Try using a racing lacing to change the stress point (you can google it) or if you have one close, pop into a local running shop and they will show you which would be best for you.

  • Thanks for the tip :)

  • Just wanted to say thank you again as I think you may well have been right about the lacing being too tight! Just back from W5R1 with looser lacing and no aches and pains to speak of, fingers crossed! Now off to look up that racing lacing... Thanks again! :)

  • Good to hear! It's amazing how these small things can make such a difference.

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