So I managed the big 20 minute run on Saturday and today set of for what should have been easier... I got blisters on my feet on the last run, the blisters hurt as did my legs (they always do) I ended up giving up half way through the 8 minute run.. blisters hurt, and I felt so physically tired and overall I couldn't find it in me to keep running :-(. I've been running every other day since wk 1. I have repeated two runs since the beginning because I didn't feel ready to move on. (Which was fine ) Maybe I should take a few days off? Or will that make it all worse?
Wk6 run 1 epic fail 😪: So I managed the big 2... - Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K
I've seen some runners extolling the virtue of injinji toe socks for blisters...
I'll have. Look. My blisters are under the arch of each foot. When I did my wk5 run 3 run/shuffle I got a bit lost and ended up in wet grass.. which made my shoes and feet wet! 😂
Give yourself a few days off and let your feet recover a bit, it won't affect you're over all fitness.
I'm just worried if I give myself a couple of days off I'll struggle to get back in to it! Thank you for you advice though!!!
Mine are by more mile x
Good advice already given, so I won't repeat.
However, this programme moves on-wards and upwards, so please be aware W6 is not an easy week. Many have fallen into the trap of thinking that it must be easier than doing a long, continuous run. It is not. It is further and will have you moving for longer. Yes you slow down briefly to a walk but your overall mileage (or meterage) covered will be more. Be prepared for this as it will stretch you and your stamina - especially, if you are expecting an easy one.
I found week 6 to be a killer to be honest
You won't look back when going on to the long runs x
A. The F (fail) word not allowed. You had a practice.
B. I am sure I could not run with blisters.
C. I was also worried when I had an enforced 4 day gap but it was fine.
I had an enforced 2.5 week break because of injury. I went back one week in the programme but found it so straightforward that I actually wonder whether I needed to - the benefit of hindsight. Your legs and feet will be fresher after a rest and you'll be raring to go!
Great. I'll take a few days and let the blisters heal then redo W6r1 👍 thanks for your input.
Once the blisters have gone down try different socks and if they come back you'll know it's your running shoes. I've been lucky (so far) not to have had blisters from trainers or socks - it's just regular shoes and sandals that cause them
Whatever you do, don't pop the blisters - pop a colloidal blister plaster over them instead if need be.