What to do??! Advice please🙂

So, much to my amazement and pride I completed week 9 runs 1and 2 a fortnight ago. I went out on the Tuesday (15th August) to do my graduation run but found that I could not breathe properly and my legs felt like lead. I gave up and resolved to try again Wednesday. However, later on Tuesday my temperature went up and on Wednesday I was diagnosed with a chest infection. I now feel fit enough to try again.

Should I go straight for week 9 run 3 (which in my program is the same as 9/1 and 2) or restart further back in the programme?

Please can someone advise me?

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  • Best advice I can give you, based on my own experience, is just go out and run. Pay close attention to what your body is telling you and - as always - take it slow and steady. :)

    You might have a 'success' run or it might turn out to be a 'practice' run - but last thing you want it to be is a 'ruined my health' run :)

    Wishing you the very best miles possible :)

  • Great advice. No one ever wants the ruined my health Run. The W9 milestone is a great one, but is really only the beginning of your running life... hope your return run is a nice one.

  • How about doing week 9, run 1, not putting any pressure on yourself, just taking an easy pace and see how you go. Then you can decide whether to do 2 and 3 or just the graduation run.

    Whatever you decide to do good luck and just keep going.

    👍

  • Just run... you will soon know whether you feel fit enough to carry on!

    Slow and steady and see how it goes:)

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