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W8R1 Oooooh I ache

Ninja running in my new black togs went well this morning- an extra 5 min warm-up seemed to make the run less challenging, then a good 5 mins stretching afterwards to avoid aches (so I thought).

Recurring mild shin splints seem to have been solved by loosening my laces, which is fab.

But this afternoon I was sooo tired I had to have a nap and now my whole body is one great ache. How can 3 extra minutes make me such a difference?

Not sure I can do this before a day’s work....

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3 minute is not a long time, unless you are sitting on a hot stove?

Well done... make sure with these longer runs , that your strength and stamina exercises are upped too..the rest of you. has to keep up with the legs:)

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Strength and stamina exercises? In addition to the runs?

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Have a look at strength and flex podcasts on here. On your non run days try and do something like walking, swimming cycle, dancing Zumba etc. I like walking and yoga as it helps with the aches I do beginners yoga in my sitting room to a Tamal Dodge dvd

On your run days you only need to go really slowly

🙂👍🏃‍♀️

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Hi Sarararara!!! I'm on WK 8 too, and I've had exactly the same problem!! I've done 2 of the 3 runs now, but haven't been out for a week now because the muscles in the top of my leg were so sore, stupidly, it was only one leg!!! Am worried now when I do next that I'll be in pain again!! Doh. Good luck, I'm sure we can do this!!!

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Go us! I’m investigating the strength and stamina exercises (yikes) to see if they might help.... in the meantime I’m going to drop to 2 runs per calendar week so plenty of recovery time.

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Lol, I've only done 2 runs per c week from about week5!!!! So now I'm down to 1 per week. I will get there eventually, only 4 more runs to go. Slow and steady for us both. Good luck.

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I Can’t cope running before work as I need to eat something first (ideally two hours before running) and I need a lot of recovery time. Running after work is great now the nights are light and then I can shower and get cosy! And it’s great mental stress reliever after a long day.

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Looks like I may have to try evening runs although the idea of getting active after a long day is a bit intimidating. Makes sense though.

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It’s not as hard as it sounds- lay out your running clothes in the morning and have a treat planned for after! My husband gets up at 530 am to run sometimes and I would rather have a longer lie and go out after work it works for me and I have time for a nice shower or bath after and time to analyse my strava stats rather than rush out the door, whatever you do though is brilliant and it just needs to become a habit !

( I try diarying in three runs a week as an appointment with myself!)

Happy running!

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Ooooh ... Join the achey club! Finally on W9 & two runs per week quite enough for me! But I'm an end of day person. I think you just have to go with what suits best. Good luck!

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