Yay just finished week 8 with my rubbish knees

I ran in Richmond Park early yesterday morning. Cold but beautiful and for the first time my knees weren't killing me. 👍 I think leaving a longer gap (3days) between runs is the answer for me. Usually I run like someone without sandles on a hot beach trying to get to the waters edge - kind of 'ooh, ah, ooo!' Yesterday was actually enjoyable. Never in a million years did I think I'd be able to run for 28 mins! Can't wait to graduate next week. First Wk 9 run tomorrow - yikes😬 . Just thought I'd post this to encourage anyone with sore knees who thinks they won't make it.

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  • That is great news and Richmond park is a challenging run. Go you.

  • Thank you. I did run one of week 9 30mins at the weekend, and discovered that I am only running about 3.4k. I know 30mins is still an amazing achievement for me, but it means it would take me 45mins to do 5k!! I haven't been able to run this week as it's dark when I get home. I miss it. I am going to try the treadmill for the first time tonight and see how I get on. Sounds boring, but a friend has recommended that I vary the incline and speed, so that may help? Here goes.....

  • Don't be too despondent. The best thing you can do for your running journey is accept your pace. My first 5km took me 50min. I am never going to be fast and will never hit 5km in 30 min, but I will always be a happy runner. Hope the treadmill goes well.

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