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Jolaaled
Jolaaled
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Achy knees! Just done my w2r1..now on grass / local playing field and also KT tape now adorns my knees!..but it has helped give support.

Quick query..I am taking the advice of running very slowly...but am I too slow?...what would be a good bpm for 'very slow'?

Thanks all

Ps...lovely to be here in your safevirtual hands!

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Rignold

There is no 'Too Slow'.

A good BPM for Very Slow is whatever one best suits you.

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CookieM
CookieMGraduate

Too slow doesn't exist!! You'll find your own running pace as you go through the week's. For now, just focus on the fact that you are running!!😁

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Wannabefit19
Wannabefit19Graduate

Well done iv just completed week 2 today . Nervous about week 3 eeekkkk

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Lauracorin

I used to get overtaken by walkers. Very slow is very good.

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helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

Achy knees will probably resolve over time, but you could try some exercises to strengthen the muscles around your joints

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artistclairep

I was sooo achy the first few weeks of the programme especially first thing in the morning and after getting out of a chair! Not many people mention aches and pains on their posts but I really felt them!

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Jolaaled

My knees have been very achy all day since my run 8 hrs ago..I'm wondering if its ok to take a rest for a week to let the knees settle down,even tho I'm only just getting into the programme..which ill be gutted to do, as i really want to succeed ..but I've barely been able to walk since my morning run eek!

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artistclairep
artistclairepGraduate
in reply to Jolaaled

I'm no expert but I wonder whether you'd be better to still take yourself out to keep in the habit but maybe slow down and repeat week 1 if you're finding it very hard. The key is making it part of the routine.

I also found a warm up and warm down routine on you tube by 'Fitness Blender' which really helped with the aches.

is the warm down and

is the warm up.

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Runningraspberrydiva

I would suggest doing some knee strengthening exercises on your rest days, you would prob find them on YouTube to help you. Don't take a week off but see how your knees feel in two days then maybe take an extra rest day.

Well done on starting the program & good luck with your next runs 👍👍

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Runningraspberrydiva

Ooh & stretching afterwards

nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/...

There's a link on this page that will show you some.x

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