W2 r1

Completed W2R1 today and I seriously can't believe it! I've never run in my life so about as unfit as you get. But I done it! I managed a min and a half 5 TIMES!

So excited for tomorrow's run!

Also I had really bad shin splints last week after runs 1 & 2 but now I don't have them atall. Is this common for them to just go away?

After each run I do half hour in the pool. Usually about 20 lengths. Is this good to pair with running to give the cardio a boost or too much?

Thank you for reading 👟🏃🏼‍♀️

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Good for you & both swimming & cycling good for boosting your stamina keep up the good work & enjoy 😊

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Wonderful, well done. You will soon be doing more running than walking and that is a great milestone. Keep up the good work.

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Aches and pains are all normal when starting out. They may come back to visit from time to time.

It is important you learn the difference between injuries and niggles - easier said than done; but as a general rule-of-thumb (others will have better examples, I'm sure) a niggle will be gone after a little while and perhaps some ice, whereas an injury will hang around for longer. Don't run in pain and if in doubt go to your GP.

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Yes very important. I normally say learn the difference between pains and aches.

Other warning signs are one sided and the pains tend to be more localised than aches.

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Yes shin splints can just go probably more relaxed and so posture/gait improving.

Swimming after is not too much at all. Swimming is non-impact and uses different muscles (really you can believe me on that one - I swim lots but have recently discovered all my running muscles).

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