Fed Up!

Well here I am reporting on my first and second day.................. First day went really well, I felt as though I'd achieved something and it felt good. First 60 second jog was a bit of a shock to the system but I got into the swing of it and thoroughly enjoyed my first day out.

However that evening my left hip/pelvis was a bit sore, I've never had a hip problem and I walk several miles a day so didn't think it had anything to do with me running but on my second day out I had to stop half way through my second 60 seconds as it was getting more painful! I'm absolutely gutted as I was determined to do this and felt like I could manage it. Not sure what to do now, as it's a week since my first run and I'm still sore! Feeling fed up!

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  • Are you going to fast.. there are quite a few folks at the moment who have headed out much too quickly, and just as quickly ended up on the IC !

    Not saying you have done that..:)...but make sure you are taking it slow and steady.

    When we start this programme, bits of our bodies do protest...and we use very different muscles for running than walking too,, quite a different action:)

    So... make sure you are well warmed up.. take it gently , cool down walk too. Hot shower could be useful!

    Then take your rest days, and maybe try the Strength and Flex on those days...they really are helpful and many Graduates have used them :)

    nhs.uk/Livewell/strength-an...

    So.. don't get down.. just try again and see how you go..think Snail on a go-slow :)

  • I didn't think I was going too fast... I'm an old crock, so don't think the word 'fast' would apply to me. I'm a bit worried about starting again as it's been a week since the first time out and I'm still sore. I'd love to try again but not sure the old bones want to!

  • Come on.. I am the original Old Grey Snail..(67...shhh).. still running three times a week, two and a half years on..up to 10 K when I feel like it.

    Give the old bones a chance...:)

    There is always slower... honestly.. :)

  • Sadly I'm one of the guilty people who Oldfloss may well be referring to :)

    I got to W2R1 and hurt my knee, waited a few days and tried again and made it much worse! Because of an upcoming holiday I took 6 weeks out - worked through Strength & Flex and then started again. Tonight I managed W4 R2, and no evidence of knee pain. I still don't know what caused it but it definitely wasn't because I was running FAST!!!

    Having said that, I am now running EVEN SLOWER. If only I'd met Oldfloss and friends a little sooner :D

  • How old exactly ? If you don"t mind my asking. πŸ˜ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ

  • 69!

  • Well you are in good company πŸ™‚ i think Bazzer might be our resident oldie and he runs all the while. We have loads here in their sixties, and some in their 70s.

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