I am back to my best friend Running!

Running helped me to loose my weight; to live a happy life and to feel energetic at work and more productive. However I have not run for months due to foreseen reasons.

Now I am glad this is my third day to run for 4 km everyday.

It is like when you meet your best friend after you missed them.

I would like to get suggestions what needs to be considered after being couch for several months then you just start running.

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  • Slow, steady and be very aware when your body says "enough for today" :)

    It might be helpful to set an alarm on your watch for the time you think is right before setting off. I had one month off but the first day back was remarkable - I felt so good running I almost made the mistake of overdoing it. Rely wanted to keep on when my timer sounded but TG a fear of injury halted me. Good job too - I felt some slight pain next day but nothing to what it would have been if I'd not stopped my canter :)

  • Thanks, I felt a minor pain at the back of my lower part of thigh. Thanks a lot again i will try to be so careful; so that I don't make something wrong that stops me from having my best friend (running)

  • As Irish-John says slow and steady...and even slower if you need to! I am not sure about running 4k every day...I am not an expert but I think a rest day is recommended, especially as you are just getting back into running again. What do other people think?

  • Thanks, I will consider the advise and look forward to hearing from others as well

  • Come back to it slow and steady. Try not to overdo it too much too soon. Build up gradually. Enjoy your running again. :)

  • I'm getting on a bit now, but personally I would not choose to run every day. I would cross train with swimming, cycling and weights/resistance workouts. Have you considered maybe a triathlon (sprint/supersprint distance) training plan. I'm following one at the moment to both get fit and protect my joints from the pounding of a daily run

  • Thanks, I would like to consider triathlon training plan. Is there any online plans or have joined any club?

  • I used the 11 week sprint training plan on the Tri Newbies website trinewbies.com

    There are others around if you search, but this fitted in best with my plans/lifestyle.

    There is a tri club in a nearby town, but I haven't joined (wouldn't rule it out, just doesn't fit life at present).

    The Tri Newbies provides lots of info and there are lots of training videos on YouTube. If your swimming isn't up to much I would definitely recommend some swimming lessons or coaching.

    I really like the sprint tri, it's challenging but doable. My personal challenge is to get round, I'm definitely not built for speed! I've just turned 50 so my personal challenge is to do 5 sprint challenges this summer, one for each decade. They are all pool based as I'm not a confident swimmer.

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