Couch to 5K

Feeling worried 😟

Hey guys. I’m stuck at my in laws unable to go home for a few days due to the snow. I’ve no trainers etc with me and worrying that by the time I can eventually run I’ll not be able to complete it. My next run was due to be wk7 run 1 which was supposed to be yesterday but I had to take my hubby to A&E so that didn’t happen. How long would you think is too long between runs!? 🤔

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You can go a couple of weeks before you will lose noticeable fitness. At this stage a lot of it's in your head. You will be fine. But if your still worried, there are sportsdirects everywhere and you could buy some cheap gear to go for a run :)

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Thanks. Unfortunately my nearest sports direct is about 40 miles away!

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ok.. so you inlaws live on an island in the hebrides then :P

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No....we just don’t live by any cities or big towns! Some people do you know!! 😆

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I was just joking. There is always next day delivery then :)

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I was staying away recently and although I managed a couple of runs they were more spread out that usual - every four days or so - and I had to forego the last one due to an upset stomach. So W7 r2 didn’t happen for 5 days, but I had no problem when I resumed. I’m 65 and have never run before. Hope this reassures you a bit.

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Thank you....yes it does help! 😊

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On one of the posts on here, knee strengthening exercises were recommended for niggles and twinges. I only get these very occasionally but did them on the days I couldn’t run as a way of keeping some sort of momentum going. They can’t hurt anyway and help strengthen the legs generally. And make you feel you’re doing something!

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I think that’s half the problem. I’m so used to either running or lifting my weights that not being able to do anything is making me a bit arghhhh!! Lol 😁

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As long as it takes.. we do not lose fitness that quickly and, there are lots of exercise you can do in the meantime:)

Stretching...squats, snowballing and igloo building :)

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I think my kids would enjoy your suggestions!! 😁

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Skiing?

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If I had any I would love too!!

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Skeleton? You just need a teatray!

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😂🙈😂

Not sure about that!!

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Very, very well done you :)

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