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W1R3 - success or failure?

Wife recovered apparently sufficiently to give her W1R1 a go on Friday, that being my W1R3 - having done a 30 mins brisk walk Thursday to get some practice exercise.

Unfortunately I think we went off too fast and confidently - and perhaps wife wasn't quite recovered enough. After jog 6 she felt quite poorly and we walked the rest of the way slowly back home.

We both wanted to get out there and she was very keen to run with me, and me keen to be with her, but we both feel bad now about overreaching!

So this was a practice in our minds - try and get a bit of walking done over the weekend to keep our activity levels up and then give it another go SLOWLY on Monday - hopefully my R3 wife's successful R1.

On a positive note after we got back I still felt like doing another couple of jogs and my podcast player had moved on to week 2 so I tried a couple of the 90s jogs, got lost (its incredible but paths within a few hundred yards of the house I have no idea about navigating as I've been such a car person), and to get back quickly did another 90s jog...Not too bad I thought, took it slow but it looks like W2 is going to be achievable.

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Any time you step out that door and go for a run it's a success. So well done both of you!

After a day off, if your wife is feeling better get out and repeat the run, slowly as you mentioned. Completion is the name of the game before moving on, doesn't matter how slow.

Happy running.

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Thanks! We did get out again today and managed it - nice and slowly! Cheers!

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Well done.

You will both get there and there is no rush.

Just move on to what you can cope with.

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Thanks! We tried again today and didn't rush and it went well.

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Going out and running is always a success.

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We try and view it that way even if it doesn't go as planned! Thank you.

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Take it slow and steady..this is your journey.

Make sure you put in exercise on rest days.. essential as the runs build. try some Strength and Flex exercises...

healthunlocked.com/strength...

Just relax into the runs.. and make sure rest days are taken too. Other rest day exercise could be yoga, swimming, Pilates, walking or cycling... all helping to build up our stamina.

Well done both !

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Thanks, we want to work in some swimming maybe, and over the weekends try and walk a bit to at least keep our exercise levels up.

Thank you!

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