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That Bridge isn’t a Nice One

I first started running last year

Mid June was run 1 I struggled to get tot the end of the first 60 seconds and could have cried when I was told to run again

6 weeks later I managed my first ever non stop 5km in 35.24 since then I have run 2-3 times a week most weeks and October I ran 5km everyday for a month and after a weeks rest I managed 24.49 and was very happy with that time.

I eased off as I had over done it and kept to a steady once a week 30 min ish 5 km and then Xmas and everything gets in the way but still been doing my 5km

Last week I was feeling good and slightly lost running around back streets I’ve never been down as I was running while my son was kickboxing so was near his Gym

6km and feeling good later I got back to the gym. A few days of bad food left me wanting to run to try burn some off so set off tonight thinking o could cross that bridge to 10km

Wow 6.5km I found that my legs were done but pushed on and made 10km in 59.04 :-) super happy and very tired

What an amazing journey I’ve had so far and thought I had got to a good place only to find out this is the beginning I’m planning another run Monday possibly 10km if I’m well enough

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Well done on your 10km. I would suggest you take it easy with your increases and give your body a bit more time to build up to 10km. 6km to 10km is a big increase for your joints and muscles. I would personally do 6km next run, then build up again from there slowly to 10km, it is easy to acquire injuries if the distances are increases to steeply.

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I’m aching now I will see how I am tomorrow and see how I am at work Monday and adjust my distance Monday night to suit

I’m trying to get fitter for cycling in June but only so much time I can spend on a turbo workout getting board

Too cold to ride outside so running it is

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Well done, but you are going well beyond the 10% rule, which states that it is unwise to increase your weekly mileage by more than 10% of the total, allowing a slow and steady increase in duration. healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Take it easy.

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It felt ok a bit of a struggle after 7km but that was the home stretch

Had yesterday off running just a 15m spin on the bike trainer to stretch out my legs and all is good

Up this morning and I will take it steady today and run tonight if all goes to plan

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Take it steady Dan.

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Slow and steady is the only way

I’ve found my running Pace now so I keep to that

My mind and body are happy at that speed so distance increases appear my best option for now

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