Dads Army

Dads Army

Hi All, Week 3, run 2. Shins, calfs and knees now sore. Running at Captain Mainwaring pace, next run will drop pace to Private Godfrey. Going to see Private Frazer for some Balm, legs are dead. Any shared experience gratefully received. On the plus side, here's a photo I took at the end of my run. Caledonian Canal with the Jacobite Steam train going by.

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  • Ha ha ! Oh I love your posts !

    That looks a gorgeous place to run, absolutely idyllic.

    Maybe take extra rest days if youre legs are hurting. Its very hard to differentiate between " new runner niggles " and injury. No harm in taking extra rest days if you feel the need .

    Good Luck and I hope your legs feel better soon :-) xxx

  • Lovely photo.

  • Looks like nice place to run. Very hot today so not an easy run for anyone I would have thought. I see you running in dads army uniform now- sorry! I found weeks 3 and 4 quite a challenge then week 5 for easier. Hang in there and keep slowing down. It seems to work.☺

  • OK...I give that a waterway connected to the main England network? Don't recognise it, but then if there's a pub nearby.....

    Well done on still being able to take a photo at the end of the run 👍

  • Don't panic!! Pops is right, probably just new runner twinges, but do make sure you read the pinned posts about how to run and stretch correctly. They're packed with good advice that could make all the difference to your newly developing running technique. Also make sure you're doing quad strengthening exercising to protect your knees.

    Love the photo btw, you run in a beautiful place, WillieMac

  • Caledonian Canal, with the Jacobite steam train going across the bridge.

  • Need to hire a boat to do that bit, or transport ours up on a lorry. Don't tell the OH there's canals AND steam trains.... Beautiful area - plenty of opportunities for Dads Army manoeuvre - enjoy 😘

  • As Sgt Wilson would say, the legs are dead! And corporal Jones, they don't like it up em! But they will do eventually, are your running shoe's OK? take it easy!

  • I had exactly the same problems! Calfs and shins week 1 and 2 then calfs, shins and a little bit of knees week 3. Had to repeat week 3. People kept saying 'go slower' but I didn't think it was possible. Eventually I tried Captain Mainwarings granny's pace (I kid you not), then I slowed to great granny's pace and it all fell in to place :) My legs are still twingey during a run but not screaming at me any more. Slow down until it's comfortable and then you can speed up when you feel like it... :)

  • What a beautiful location. As Jonesie would say "Don't panic!" I had to repeat everything more than once at the beginning as the aches and pains gradually moved around my body. Slow is good and lots of stretching afterwards and I've made to to the end of week 5. If I feel any twinges now, I don't stop just slow down.

  • Oh i've been there! I stayed really close by. The train trip is great 😊 you are lucky if that's your usual running route ☺

    Slow jogs are all that's required so don't worry about that 😊

  • Yippee, rest day. Asked Private Frazer for some Balm, he said there is life in the old dog yet, and asked about life insurance!! He would not give me any balm and directed me to Boots to try their new fangled gels, opted for a tube of Deep Freeze. Seems to be helping along with the advice I have got off all of you. All been well, will be running tomorrow. No problems with my feet, running shoes fit like a glove and are very comfortable. Thank you all for the encouragement.

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