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1st Post Graduation Run

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Just did my first post graduation run. Had a 5 day break due to work commitments on an overseas trip. The run was tough! Tweaked a calf muscle (it’s still quite sore) and almost stopped after 3k. Slowed down instead, pushed on and completed 5k in just over 27 mins. Had hoped to finish in no more than 25 mins. It felt a little lonely without Michael spurring me on. Guess I’ll have to get used to that. Calf muscle permitting I’ll be out again on Sunday morning before church aming for 25 mins. C25K is great.

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UnfitNoMore profile image

Good run... hope the calf is ok... enjoy sunday

Oldfloss profile image

Stretch and roll that muscles.. and if it tweaks again.. don't run...

IannodaTruffe profile image

Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

In that guide you will discover that newbie runner mistake number one is trying to beat your pb on every run. You have just injured yourself and in your shoes, if I was totally pain free on Sunday, then I would go for a very gentle, slow paced run, being ready to stop if any sign of the calf pain recurs.

Listen to your body.

Take care.

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NCC1701Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Many thanks for the great advice.

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NCC1701Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

I’ve been thinking a lot about what you said and the guide to post-C25K running which was excellent reading. My calf feels good at the moment. I’ll keep stretching today and will have a gentle 25 min walk into the town center (and then back) during the afternoon. If all is well I’ll have a slow paced run tomorrow morning. I’m also going to completely ignore times for at least the next month or so and just try to run and enjoy myself. Thanks again.

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IannodaTruffeMentor in reply to NCC1701

Great. You have got the message.

Downtwo profile image

Congratulations on completing. Good luck with the transition to the next phase.

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