Week 7

Hi,

I did week 7 run 1 today but only managed 20 minutes running as my legs were still so sore after the week 6, 25 minute run that I had to walk. Left calf and right thigh are really painful. I have been doing loads of stretching but it does not seem to make much difference. I've done every run fine until now so I'm feeling a bit disappointed with myself. Does anyone have any tips please?

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  • Oh dear, you're doing so well to get to week 7.

    Perhaps an extra rest day might help. Also (at the risk of sounding patronising) perhaps slow down, slow is good.

    I suffer with piriformis problems (not caused by running) and find if I sit on a hot water bottle it helps ... just a thought.

    Hope you get sorted soon.

  • Thank you, I am quite slow but I might have gone a bit faster at the end of the 25 minute run because I was so glad it was nearly over!

  • Stretch after every run. Try some heel dips on the stairs.

    Also get yourself a foam roller and look up on Youtube how to use it.

  • Thank you, looking up the roller now!

  • The pain of using it are well worth it!

  • As someone who is on week 1 I'm so pleased to hear that you have got to week seven! Well done!

  • Thank you! Keep at it - I can't believe how well the podcasts work if you just keep pushing through you will be running for longer than you ever thought in just a few weeks.

  • Thanks for the advice and support everyone.

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