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Week 2 run 2

I'm now officially wrecked πŸ™ my own fault I should have been out before 8am and the sun not up πŸ™ˆ pushed my way through by omg the last 90 seconds were hell I really did think I wasn't going to complete this! But here I am I've had my shower coffee and banana but the fronts of my thighs are killing me I'm blaming the hill that I have to walk back up any help would be appreciated πŸ˜‡

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Sounds like you did it Lorraine, I used to have very sore thighs after each run, I took an extra rest day if they were too sore on run days, it's okay to run if you have aches but not if you have pain. Good luck and keep posting as you progress through the programme.

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Thank you I will πŸ˜ƒ feeling much better now

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Lorraine, my thighs are still sore (not hurting) after each run.. i'm trying to do strengthening & flexibility exercises on my days off, and stretching.. oh the stretching!! haha

I have been doing wall sits (awful things) and can realllly feel the burn when doing those (if I dont need to do those, someone please let me know as I'm going at this as a newbie!)

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Thanks I do stretches but I'm thinking of maybe being a little bit more active on my rest days πŸ€”

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Wow, good for you for pushing through, but be careful not to injure yourself. Not sure if its possible but would a flatter course be better for you in these early days of training? I had to find a flat route which made a world of difference in those first few sessions.

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Thanks I have to go downhill to get flatter ground but then I have to get back up it when I'm done!! It's a challenge πŸ˜«β˜€οΈ legs feeling much better tonight

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Ah that makes sense πŸ˜€ Well it will just make you a stronger runner in the end! Glad your legs are feeling better too!

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Thanks πŸ˜‡

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Stretch after your run when your muscles are nice and warm, not before when they are cold.

For the front of thighs, stand on left leg (holding the wall or a chair or something for balance) and pull your right foot up behind you with your hand, as close to your bum as possible. Push your hips forward until you can feel a good stretch all the way down the right thigh. Slow count for fifteen and then swap legs. I promise it helps!

I don't know what a wall sit is vlmiller1225 but I am sure it adds value! Lol!

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That's exactly what I have done!! I was also told (by a boxing trainer) I walk up to the wall and get your toes up the wall heel on the ground and push your hips chest face into the wall and hold for 15 - 30 seconds and this stretches your calf if you understand my weird description try it it really help

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Stretching is so hard to describe!! I had to rewrite my reply about three times to make it make sense (I hope); ROFL!

But the achieness (is that a word?) was part of the first few weeks of the programme for me; but it goes. And you'll find yourself missing it so pushing harder to get it to come back!

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Haha. A wall sit is sort of like holding a squat position. Best way I can think to describe it. You're in a sitting position (think being in a chair) with back against wall and knees bent at 90 degree angle and then you sit like you would in a chair... and hold it however long!

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Hmmm, they don't sound fun; maybe I should try them!

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Haha definitely not fun. But I have found that none of the stretching/strength exercises are super fun for me 😬 and it's still cool to see how I progress through those as well as the running! So I push myself to do them πŸ˜‚

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Hi

I had aching fronts of thighs in Weeks 1 and 2, but was taking a hilly route. Since finding a flat one, I have had no aches at all (Week 4). Hope this helps. Well done for completing the run!

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