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That was an eye opener.

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mandy17william
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Well as some of you know I was given permission to try steady runs again this week from my physio after not running since the end of August. So off I went all excited starting on week 4 r1.

Wow was that hard. I can't believe how much fitness I have lost. Only just got through the 3 min runs however only managed 3.5 mins on the last section. Was going slower than slow. Recovery was a lot quicker than when I originally started the programme so that's a bonus. I will repeat the run again on Saturday giving me a few rest days.

A little gutted that I've lost so much stamina however it felt so good to be back out there and as they say , Rome wasn't built in a day, so will chip away and trust in the programme again, building up strength in the hip area. Thanks for all your advice and support....im back πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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misswobbleGraduate

Welcome back πŸ™‚ I think you can expect to have lost fitness in the time you've been away from running but it will soon return. Having the structured programme will be great πŸ™‚

Thanks. yeah I suppose I should now focus on getting through the programme and staying injury free. Onwards and upwards 😊

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Sadie-runsGraduate

Aw, Mandy – so sorry to hear what you have been through, what a pain! (Both emotionally and physically). Try not to worry – I am sure that you will get your stamina back up in no time at all. You know the drill, you have run before…just need to put the runs in, nice and slowly. I will be rooting for you, so do check in often and let us know how you are getting on.

I have been having a "hip blip" myself lately, and although it seems on the mend now, I am still worried, as I love running.

Wishing you all the very best. x

Aww thank you Sadie really appreciate the support. Hope your hip problems are getting sorted too. It is worrying after so long both physically and mentally but like you say I have been through it before and know the drill.

Like you, I love running and got to enjoy the longer runs so it was a shock to discover how much I'd lost. But hey I'm back and fingers crossed slow and steady away I'll not look back. Thanks 😊

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OldflossAdministrator

Slow and steady as you go and blooming brilliant!!!!

You are back and we are here... great eh ?

YeyyyyyyπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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ejvcrunsGraduate

Hooray you are running again! Who cares if it takes a few extra weeks when success is assured!

Thanks it's good to be back πŸ˜€

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