Week 4 Disaster

Well Week 4 turned out to be a disaster. Hurt my knee and have had to take a week off to let it heal. Still a slight twinge but gonna try to do week 3 over again and see how I go. Totall y gutted as I was really proud of my self for achieving W4R1. Decided it was better to rest and be able to come back stronger. Fingers crossed all goes ok folks :D

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  • Much better to take a week off and heal a niggle than run on and have it become a full-blown injury. In a week's time you'll be back to week 4 again and all will be well.

    Keep it up!


  • Good luck take it slowly and it will all work out x

  • Luckily the disaster is probably just a small setback? Just pull back a bit like you're doing (and pull back more if that becomes necessary) and you'll be able to maintain a fair portion of what you've gained.

    Think of it as saving you from the severe injury you were otherwise going to pick up by training for that marathon in 3 years time, maybe? If you push a 15km run to the limits, there's probably not much left of your knee, whereas now a bit of rest will give time for healing. I haven't quite figured the details of how one would work this positive twist on things, but it should be possible to see things that way?

    Oh, and I've had to go into a holding pattern several times along my journey. Every time I stopped persisting in messing myself up, I actually progressed better, when the time was ripe. Precisely by going into retreat mode when that was wise is what's brought the end within sight for me today.

  • Sorry to hear about your knee! Good luck repeating week 3. I hope it goes well!

  • Its been said above, but that was the right thing to do. A minor niggle now could have become a full blown injury.

    I know having to rest is a disappointment, but it is only a week and in another week you will be back where you were. Good luck keep going

  • I found Week 4 particularly tough on the joints, but now they are not bothering me any more (Week 6)! Don't lose heart and keep at it once you're healed - you WILL get there in the end! Don't worry about pace or distance - just keep putting one foot in front on the other and be as gentle on your joints as you can :)

  • Yay!! Really pleased re-ran w3r1 knee feels grand. Didn't ever think I would enjoy feeling the burn in my thighs as I ran. Thank you all for your lovely supportive comments they really helped : )

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