Went out for my third post grad run this afternoon. well it was a total disaster. misjudged the weather and was far too hot, shoes were too tight, a seem on my shoulder inched and my thighs were killing me. Did the whole route I intended but walked half of it. not sure if it was because I am back on my diet and hadn't eaten much or because it's been a busy day. according to my app I have walked/ran 6 miles today. trying not to let this affect me mentally for next run x


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  • Congratulations on graduating and well done you are determined to keep running too. After I graduated, I tried to go for a 10k programme but my legs told me "no way"! I just had underestimated how much 9 weeks had pushed me. I decided to settle into a regular running routine of 3 x 30 mins. Just kept doing that until I had a good run and kept going to do a 5k in 43 minutes. I just settled again with 3 x 5k for a very long time, good runs, bad runs. Going out regularly three times a week invisibly builds fitness and stamina plus keeping it comfortable allows us to recover too. Keep it up and well done again ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Great that you've graduated, and 6 miles sounds like a good distance to me. That's 9.6 km I think. So to go from running 5k to running nearly 10 with just three runs is pretty spectacular. Perhaps you need to try something a bit shorter next time and build up to the 10k.

    There's a Bridge to 10k forum on Health Unlocked with lots of advice about training towards 10k. You should take a look in.


    Happy running.

  • Put it behind you, but take some learning from it.

    I know I run hot, so I check temp before I go out. 2 degrees and above I need short sleeves, below 2 degrees I need long sleeves. Then extra layers if v cold or v rainy. Checking the temps now means I can pretty much know what I need so get it right more often.

    The shoes are more of a worry......did you have thicker socks or different shoes? Shoes are so important to get right, painful feet means you are not going to run!

    Make sure you have eaten sufficiently, but at least hour and half before your run. If you have no fuel you will not run far, for sure!

    Then, put this down to a practice run. We all have them and that's just fine. Enjoy your achievements and get out there again.

    Remember you don't have to run long distance or fast times. Just run, and enjoy ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

  • Sorry you had a rubbish run, but yay! you kept moving. Hope your next run goes more smoothly.

  • That is not a disaster! ๐Ÿ˜€ Far from it. Just go again and you'll be fine ๐Ÿ™‚ Getting clothing right is a bit hit and miss so never mind

  • Some running is better than no running - at least you got out there!

  • Thank you for all advice and support, determined not to let it put me off x

  • Sometimes you need a run-walk. Nothing wrong with that. Dressing too warm is tough, that seems to make runs crummy.

  • I kick myself,sometimes for keep making the overdressed mistake time after time. Doh! ๐Ÿ˜ก

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