Weekly Chat 10th-16th Dec .... so what’s occur... - Couch to 5K

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Weekly Chat 10th-16th Dec .... so what’s occurring this week runners? Feel free to join in!

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate
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Hi everyone and welcome to yet another new and exciting running week. Christmas is just around the corner...... but running is such a stress buster, lets do it! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸ˜€

So, time for our chatty chat........We are all so busy... life can be hectic .... and even more so for us runners!

Fear not, here is a place to take five, and enjoy a good old natter about our running adventures, trials, tribulations, successes, achievements etc.

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up, but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If you're a lurker, this is also a great place to say a little hi, without the pressure of a full post.

So pull up a chair, slip off the running shoes, and settle down for a little chin-wag!

Wishing you all a happy, healthy, great running week.

Millsie-J, Oldfloss, Realfoodieclub, Ju-ju, and Roseabi

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Hi Millsie,

Another great week of watching the progress of everyone on the forum... itching to get back out there but being good to my ankle and not risking longer on the IC... so I’ve been getting the house ready for the 25th... all festive now but I think some retail therapy to add more is in order.

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Oh yes, retail therapy is a requirement for injured runners, enjoy!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Millsie-J

And maybe a little visit to the running store πŸ˜‚

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Perfect therapy!

MrsBeario
MrsBearioGraduate

I’ve been enjoying consolidation runs of c.30mins since graduating a couple of weeks ago but my hip started to hurt after runs. Added an extra rest day but during parkrun on Saturday I felt it and although I finished, really struggled walking later that day. It’s eased since then (2 nights of Deep Heat) but still uncomfortable. Sooo disappointed ☹️

I’m going to try swimming this week to see if that helps but also book a doctors apt as I really want to understand what’s going on.

Daren’t run in case I do more damage-any ideas?

Having had injuries myself, I found running on them made them last longer, which you don’t want! As running is high impact, trying a switch to low impact temporarily can help ease things, also to do a different type of movement than the same repetitive running. Definitely see a doctor to ascertain the problem. But things like swimming and cycling can be nice low impact alternatives if it is ok with your type of injury. Swimming is brilliant as it works the whole body without impacting joints and can still raise cardio somewhat. It’ll be worth thinking about cross training benefits anyway now you’re able to do 5K. Also, when you’re back to running, if you’re not stretching post-run maybe you should think about doing so? I find so many muscles, esp.calves and quads, are contracted quite tight by the end of a run due to the action of running.,Tight muscles can help bring on injuries in me so I do stretching after runs and also try to fit in a stretching class once a week wherever I can. I find that helps me.

Hidden
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Hello Millsie-J thank you for hosting.

This week I am going to continue running 5K in the gym, doing my physio and core excercises. I had a good run yesterday so I hope that I can keep up my new found pace. I found I needed almost 2 liters of water on my last run ( I have colitis and get dehydrated easily.)

I also need to be mindful to eat!

Im looking ahead to the coming weeks and thinking about running gear. Until now I have run in walking boots and jeans ( I have a low income) but last week I bought some trainers, this may account for the upturn in my speed!

Im certainly going to buy some proper jogging bottoms and a sports bra come the Janurary sales.

Happy running

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Enjoy your retail therapy, lovely treats!

Amerynthe
AmeryntheGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Hi Blue, I don't have a lot to spend on gear either, but I've found Ebay has been a great source of low-priced, nearly-new stuff. I think people get the bug but don't stick with it! After buying my first pair of trainers in a proper shop, so I knew the correct size and fit, I found identical ones on Ebay for a couple of quid that had only been worn once. Same with leggings and tops - I've been really lucky and got a few for around 99p. Obviously you have to factor in P&P but I've managed to get a few tops and bottoms for not very much at all.

I'm delighted to say that having had 3 weeks enforced r&r due to a broken arm I'm back and just completed week 3! AND I'm looking forward to going out for my runs! So far so good. 😊

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate
in reply to Phoenix_flames21

Delighted you are back too! Enjoy.

Phoenix_flames21
Phoenix_flames21Graduate
in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you

I went swimming the day after my first run with C25K - got chatting at the pool with a lady who said she was only swimming as the weather was too bad to run outside. I told her I had just started this and she told me she did it last year and is now running 5k three times a week! It was like the Healthunlocked app had come to life! πŸ˜†

badger187
badger187Graduate

Hello Millsie, Had my 60th birthday last week, and I am in week 5, did run 1 this morning. Feeling very positive, and enjoying the feel good factor! I have surprised myself, so pleased someone recommenced the program to me :-)

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate
in reply to badger187

You are doing brilliantly Badger! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸΌ

Nita49
Nita49Graduate

Morning all... Just back from W9R2 and struggled, had to stop a couple of times and do a walk... R1 last Thursday and haven't been out since, putting it down to that?..... Will do that run again me thinks on Thursday before the grand finale.

Hope everyone has a good week πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

You can do it, remember slow and steady πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»

Nita49
Nita49Graduate
in reply to Millsie-J

Just back from W9R2 take two.... Managed much better today, energy levels have resumed and didn't have to stop this time πŸ‘.

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate
in reply to Nita49

Thats great news, a great πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Amerynthe
AmeryntheGraduate

I've just completed week 8 (last night) and am about to embark on week 9 (tomorrow). Still can't quite believe I've come this far in such a relatively short space of time. Determined to graduate before 'breaking up' from work on Friday 21st!

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

The badge fairy is shining your badge ready for the celebrations runner!

lovefabric
lovefabricGraduate

Had the week off the previous week because of a bad cold. So the plan was to try and do three runs this week again. I managed to do the Speed consolidation run three times. The running was OK, but I found the breathing hard cos still a bit blocked up, but it got better as the week went on. However I was glad to get back out there again.

I just finished week 5, day 1 today! I'm excited to do week 5, day 2. At this point I'm not going for time or distance, just finishing. It's been really great so far. The last time I graduated C25K (three years ago), after I did the week 5 20-minute run, I just stopped using the app and kept running. Hoping to do the same this time around!

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