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Gone backwards...😞

The combination of a heavy head cold, snow/ice on the ground and being abroad for a few days has set me back and I am feeling dispondent. On Monday 26th Feb I’d done W9R1. I ran on a treadmill, in a stuffy & hot hotel gym, over the three days away but only managed 20mins running or 3k total then I’d had enough. I want to go out today as the sun is shining but don’t feel I can do W9R2 straight off. Should I try it and see how it goes or dial it back to a shorter run ? Advice & encouragement please!

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A run is still a run. I would redo your previous run, try to boost your confidence! I’m in the same boat - but week 6! You’re still lapping those still sat on the sofa!! 👍

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You will only know what you can do by trying.

If you can't complete then you repeat.

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It’s tough at the moment, snow and ice still on the Paths, plus you have a head cold. Go out and give it a go, but a head cold does not help, you may not have your full energy. Try it, if it works out, great, but if you do find it tough going relax, you’ll do it the next time, write it off as a training run.

I’m in the same boat. I have not run in over a week. And now my back is out of action. Pulled a muscle after shovelling snow off our driveway. It’s in a spasm now.

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Listen to Mentor IT and Believe you have so got this.

Just bring you and all your hard earned stuff.

It is your best and you will prevail, it has worked this far.🤔👏👏

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First up, stop worrying and cheer up. Running is meant to be fun and life-affirming 😃👍

You can do it! Just cut yourself some slack, be a bit Zen and jog on. Slow and steady 💪🙂👍

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Yep.. what MissW says... cheer up. Don't beat yourself up. Just get out there and give it a go!! 👍💪😁

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Hi please don’t fret we all get the collywobbles from time to time. A rest can often be very beneficial to your running. Why not just go out and see how far a continuous run takes you? Take it nice and slow don’t put any pressure on yourself to ‘perform’ and you may be surprised.

You earlier run wasn’t wasted it’s out a few kms and more stamina in your running bank and that will help you in your future running life.

Good luck in the sun and open u have a happy run

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Hi Jan, just got back from a run & guess what - did just over 5km! I’m amazed & delighted. Feel very satisfied. Thanks for the encouragement 👍🏻😀

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