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Advice please!!!

Advice please!!!

I am just about to embark on week 8 of the programme (and I am so excited to be neeeeeaaarlllyyyy there).

However, this weekend I did a 10k challenge (not running, but lots of muddy obstacles and hills. So many hills) and my thigh and bottom muscles are aching!

I was wondering if running today would be a stupid thing to do? I won't get a chance to go out until Wednesday otherwise and I don't want to lose my momentum!

I've added a picture of me during the 10k for you all to laugh at.

Thanks!

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No advice but great pic! Looks like lots of fun :)

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I wouldn't exactly say that at the time I would have used the word fun... Lol!

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A couple more days rest won't hurt and if you have them a good soak in an Epsom Salts bath will set you up nicely for the start of week 8 and don't you just love that mud

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Wowee, what a star! Well done you 👏. If your muscles are still sore I'd leave it until Wednesday, there's no rush.

Some people pay a lot of money in salons for a body mud treatment like that....😂

Mx

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I would rest until Wednesday, you have the rest of your life to finish this and if you do it a bit soon and it's either really really hard or, even turns into a "practice run", you will blame the muddy 10km. Nothing should spoil the fun you had this weekend. It looks wonderful, but I'm glad I didn't have to clean your clothes👏🏼👏🏼😀😀

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Ifm after you have warmed up properly, you are able to walk normally then you will be okay to run. your muscles are sore rather than injured.

Having saud that, if you feel an extra day or two recovery would benefit you, then take them. You are not going to lose any momentum.

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Thanks! I'll give it a go tonight but won't get disheartened if it's an epic failure 😊

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One way or another, it would probably be a good idea to have some gentle movement today to help with the pain, whether it is a Week 8 run or not, so Rignold's suggestion is well worth considering (assuming your wonderful muddy outing was Saturday)

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Great photo!! Bet that was hard work, week 8 will seem easy by comparison :)

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You've probably gone out for a run this evening, but I'd say that you've earned 2 days off. And your kit is going to need at least 2 runs through the washing machine before you can wear it again :-)

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I did! And it was OK. But the next one was terrible so I had to abandon it. That'll teach me...

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