Couch to 5K

W4r3 bit tight like

Week 4 down and onto week 5 😩My knees were so tight last night after my (4) rest days that I felt I looked like my great aunt Gladys chasing a Jammie Dodger down the street. I mean I did it but I probably could have walked faster at times! Think I'll up those strength exercises, I love running and will be so devastated if an injury takes me down now!!

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I keep a supply of Epsom salts by the bath and have a soak post run.

Do some stretches post run too

Your legs will feel it if you are unaccustomed to exercise but keep going steady and you will avoid injury

I walk everywhere and that's a great cross trainer. Exercises using your own body weight are good. You don't need a gym

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Lots of walking too, is good.. for me anyway...keep it slow and steady :)

Well done!

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Your Great Aunt Gladys sounds like fun! ;)

Stretches after running, a nice hot soak and I did find that the knee strengthening exercises really helped. I do them every morning as I'm getting up and in the evening before I lay me down to sleep. I think I'm supposed to do them 3 x a day but just doing the 2 I've seen a massive decrease in knee discomfort.

Enjoy week 5 :)

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... and.. does your Great Aunt Gladys really chase Jammie Dodgers down the street?

If so, she would have to compete with poppypug ...I seem to remember that she is partial to a Jammie Dodger :)

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Ha ha ! Certainly am, Ive definitely chased a few down the street ! :-D

Well done Foxy, easy does it .

Good Luck and hope your knees feel better soon xxx

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That woman would chase jammie dodgers anywhere, when visiting Aunt Gladys you take some jammie d's! She's got it all wrong though, should have taken a fancy to a bourbon, they aren't rolling anywhere...

Thanks all for your advice, I'll be taking advantage of this to have a looooong bath after my 1st week 5 run tonight :)

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