Is it silly to do 2 runs in one day ? ..... please read on

Is it silly to do 2 runs in one day ? ..... please read on

Firstly, I'm doing W2R2 tonight with my friends. This morning I set out on my usual morning dog walk post school run wearing my new trainers and exercise gear.

Feeling very energised and motivated I thought "if I do a run I can be home sooner to commence my day off as a domestic goddess & Ollie 🐢 gets more exercise". So in a nutshell I repeated a wk 1 run which is still quite challenging for me. But I found the 60 seconds went a lot quicker this time. I can honestly say I did enjoy running with my pooch.

Ive been wearing a fit bit for 10 months and average about 13k steps day and I try do go to zumba twice a week. So for those reasons I'm hoping that what I've done this morning isn't too reckless. What do you think ?? Honestly

On another note I'm pleased to say I've worked out how to play my music and the C25K app together .... However this morning I don't know what I did but I ended up with a play list of xmas songs I kept pressing next song and they just carried on & on & on..... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

It was really peeing me of until Band aid 'Feed the world came on' just when my calves were fit to pop & aching. Then I thought "Tracey there is worse going on in the world than your legs falling off" and I carried on till I heard the beautiful geordie voice of Sarah Millican telling me I'd done it !!

Boom πŸ’₯ UNTIL the official W2R2 with friends tonight.


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  • *ducks for cover*

  • Restraint Rig ? xx

  • The reason for taking rest days is because running is a high impact activity. It puts a lot of strain on your joints, so the recovery periods are vital to allow you body to do just that. Too much running is equivalent to over training and therefore the risks of injury is increased.

    As you train your body will become stronger (over months), so you will be able to put it through more, but for now I would err on the side of caution.

  • Ok, thank you. I wanted honesty & I'll take that on board.....I'll stick to my walking shoes with the dog when I'm not scheduled to run with friends, that way temptation won't get the better of me.

    Or I'll run with my dog twice and only once with my friends now I'm getting more confident about doing it.

    Thank you for the advice πŸ‘πŸ»

  • The fact that you want to run is encouraging. Many of us start C25K and find we have a new found love for running. Enjoy the programme!

  • Thank you, I hope to continue feeling as motivated as I currently do.

    I'm discovering that this forum is great for that. Seeking advice, and reading that other people have had struggles but have also had achievements too is very reassuring and motivating. I appreciate all the support & advice I can get.

    So thank you for taking the time to respond 😊

  • Wow - you are active. Well done on all of that. I know that feeling of being inspired with new gear, nice day and a fit feeling. But when I have pushed myself in the past I have ended up with lead legs, weighted down with fatigue, when the going gets harder further into the programme. This time I'm taking my rest days and using the new found energy to do other stuff that is not running.... best of luck...

  • Hi Lilybell, I may sound active but it's not really as impressive as it reads. My work accounts for quite a lot of my steps as I'm in the NHS so I'm on my feet a lot during 12 hr shifts. Plus I walk the dog. Zumba was new in January but I can't always make the classes as I work permanent nights & they are in the evening.

    That's where the C25K has come in, so it is something I can do whenever the time is there. I really appreciate your comment, you are further down the line than me and so I will take your advice on this, it's too easy to get carried away and I don't want to mess this up for myself. Thanks for the sound advice 😊

  • This is what i am struggling with...i have no music on my phone!!!finding it really hard to run with no music!!!not sure i could run to xmas music though haha πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

  • 😝School girl error which won't be happening again.... El Divo & Nat King Cole weren't the most inspiring to run too.

    Can you download any ? Or even listen to the radio ?

    I haven't tried that yet but I love listening Heart in the mornings, so I might try that too.

  • I am such an old fart honestly!!!my son rolls his eyes at me every time i buy a new cd haha πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ going to try & download some music onto my phone later...ooooh...get me!!!πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

  • Get your son to do it for you.... My 17yr old son is my techno adviser when my iPhone doesn't to what I want it to, (truthfully It's normally a user error)

    He reckons I should get the 'Rocky' film soundtrack on my phone. It's got to be better than 'Santa baby'.... which I had today πŸ˜‚

  • Haha πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ glad its not just me πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ i have just downloaded a couple of albums from google playstore(i have android)so that might make my runs a bit better...we shall see πŸ˜‰ xx

  • By running twice a day you are unlikely to feed the world but you will certainly feed a physio. I know, because I did. Rules are (I generally dislike rules in life but there are some that you simply must respect) run one day, rest the next. Why? Physio told me all about it during those long lazy sessions. ;)

    No rest, more smiles on your private physio's face. Why private? Because by the time you get referred by your GP you may be in agony. I know, because I was ;)

  • I could write a really, really long reply... we have this issue raised so, so many times, and the advice is always the same.... so.... I will just use the post from our other mentor IannodaTruffe says it all....

    "When you run your muscles suffer micro tears. These repair and strengthen on your rest days, not while running. So, as a new runner, always take at least one rest day after a run, more if you need.

    You can cross train on those rest days, just avoid any impact exercise."

    Don't do it... stuck on the IC is a horrid place to be !

  • PS

    It is great that you are so motivated by the running though... just need to keep you safe on this long and fantastic journey! :)

  • Hi oldfloss,

    I've had some great advice following my posting this morning, and I realise this morning was an error. I've decided to join my friends as arranged this evening but I'm just going to walk whilst they run, that way we are still all motivating each other.

    I appreciate any telling offs as part of my constructive learning curve .

    Thanks for all the advice 😊

  • Yeay... go you :)

  • Also what is IC ??

  • Injury Couch

  • Ahh thanks, it's obvious once you know πŸ˜‰

  • Injury couch :)

  • Thank you, I'll be a dab hand at the abbreviations in a few weeks. Hopefully I'll avoid the IC with everyone's advice πŸ€žπŸ»πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

  • No don't run twice in a day. The problem as others are saying is risking injury. Your walking & zumba will help you fitness wise but when running you are using different muscles and the stress on your joints are different. I do 2k open water swims easily but I wouldnt run twice in a day for those reasons.

    Your enthusiasm is great and will get you through any tough bits you come up against but being on the IC won't help.

  • Hi Nikki,

    Thanks for your comment. I will definitely be taking everyone's advice and having the rest days from this point onwards.... I hoping my enthusiasm doesn't fade so it will get me through the tough bits as you say πŸ˜‰

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