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W1R2

Hi,

Just finished W1R2, and I found it was actually not too bad! I was surprised as for the last day and a half I have had quite painful calves and achilles. It eased off a bit toward evening, so I had a gentle warm up on the old static bike, then went for it. Feel great now, an hour later. Legs a bit tight but rest of me very relaxed. It's only v early but I'm loving this so far. I had written off today, due to pain, but I'm so glad I went out. 

I slowed down a bit, and adopted a more comfortable style, shorter strides, and felt much more in control of pace and breathing. Good this innit? Plus, I saw four foxes!!

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Wow...well done.

Slow and steady...that is the way🙂

Four foxes? So jealous...my totem animal is the fox🙂

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Thanks. Nice to see the foxes at dusk, but they are not very pretty, usually pretty gnarly looking. Saw one young one which looked fairly healthy. It keeps the humongous amount of cats on their toes. 

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Sounds great - well done! Here's to the  next run. I am doing my W1R2 this eve - hope it goes as well as yours :)

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Good luck! I just kept telling myself to go slowly, and concentrated on getting my feet landing beneath my hips, small steps. 

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Well done!  And what a bonus seeing the foxes too!  

Are you stretching after your run?  If not, I would imagine that is why you have pain afterwards.  You should be able to find some good stretches on the NHS website somewhere.

Happy running :)

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Thanks hilbean, that's very useful. to be honest I have been getting back and collapsing without too much stretching. I will do it from now on. 

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