Gremlins won

Hi all, I ran 5k Friday , walked 5k Saturday as I volunteered at parkrun and was tail walker. I did 5 k on Sunday , I went out this evening and completed 2.5 k and stopped I couldn't go on..... Now what to do part of me wants to get up in morning and kick those gremlins into touch as I won't get out thur or Friday and would like to take part in park run on Saturday.....

While I've found runs tough before I could keep plodding but today was a disaster , I slowed and slowed but the legs were giving in. Wouldn't mind but it was a lovely evening for a run πŸ€


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  • We all have days like that. Put it down to being a human being and not a mechanical robot - it's only a blip on the radar. Main thing is not to overcompensate for it and get an injury ;)

  • Well done on achieving 5k. The main thing now is to give your body rest days to repair muscle, you will find your runs easier if you do that. I sometimes have 2 rest days in between, and my run is so much better.

    Well done for volunteering with the Park Run.

  • That's a lot of 5ks in a short space of time maybe body just saying it's time for a wee rest! Well done all the same!😊😊 just be careful of injuries as that would be more frustrating than only achieving 2.5k. Happy running 😊

  • Hi folks only reading posts now and I'm back from a run and I felt fine this am slower and slower and actually was quicker in the finish!!!! I still have the problem of going off to quickly I think this morning I consciously went as slow as I could for the first k.

    I'm done now until Saturday and I'll hopefully complete parkrun then. Funny when I started I thought I'll never do this and now I'm worrying about doing too much

  • Glad you showed those gremlins what's what! :-)

  • It doesn't matter, just rest! are you keeping well hydrated? As John say's we all get that, maybe look at doing Parkrun on Saturday as your next goal, then rest on Sunday, take it easy..😊

  • I went back at it this morning so that's it until parkrun on Saturday , the hydration is not good at times, this morning I took off after a square of choc and a drink of water, don't want pitstops!! I did drink when I got back I just wonder when will this feel a little easier

  • Well done on your progress so far!πŸ˜ƒ

    I'm not convinced it will get easier unless you take care of yourself as you build your running legs.

    Consider if you have done a bit too much too soon. If so, you are in danger of heading towards the IC and that is not a good place to be.

    Rest days are very important. Also fluids and correct food pre and post run will now need to be a consideration as you lengthen and increase runs.

    I am a fairly new graduate and so am reading loads on this forum and other running sites to become more knowledgeable. There is such a lot to learn! Perhaps this is something that might help you as you progress? How about adding a running magazine subscription to your xmas wish list perhaps?

    Don't forget to enjoy your running interest and all of the resulting benefits too!

    Happy running πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

  • Thanks for that I'm getting out the days I get a chance and then have longer breaks so it ain't working as I end up with not enough rest days can't wait until days are a little longer and I don't have to drive someplace to run!!! That way I could get out before work

  • Dont forget you dont have to do a long run everytime. Could you sometimes fit in a short run around work and do a longer run on days you are not working maybe?

    Good luck runner!

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