Third time lucky?

I started back in September, found the program incredibly easy, stupidly skipped the instructions and went to final weeks instead. Hey, I managed to get to 5K in two weeks but then my left knee swell like a watermelon. Cue two months off, paid visits to a physio, ice packs, pain killers, and a week or so off work. Back in November I followed the instructions religiously, step-by-step. Three times per week, once before the dawn as I didn't have enough time after work. After nine weeks I could run 5K in approx 20 minutes without fainting. But then my right foot swell like a little boat. Why? Because you MUST choose the correct footwear, with support if needed. You simply cannot just listen to a kid in a shop who will sell you anything that matches your shorts. Back to the physio, more ice packs, another 10 weeks off, the works, you name it. Next time I will prepare as if I am getting ready for the Olympics. I mean, what could possibly go wrong for the third time, right?

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  • You are due for a change of luck. This time, this time .......

    Fingers crossed!

  • Oh how frustrating. This time......

  • Crikey third time lucky I say :-) Makes mental note to get serious advice on "proper" trainers (thanks) I shan't qibble too much over the price if it saves physio costs etc eh?

  • Yes, third time lucky... IF.. you follow the programme to the letter, again, wear the correct shoes, take your rest days and listen to your body.. and some of the great and sensible advice on here... :)

    A journey , not a race... your journey..... and as Victor Hugo said.

    " Perseverance, secret of all triumphs"

    Go for it.. we are right here with you :)

  • Many thanks for your advice & support. I know a lot more now than before the first run, especially about body's warning signs which I, for most parts, decided to ignore and simply soldier on.........all the way to the physio's table... :)

    A few more weeks off and I'm back, can hardly wait to run again!

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