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Week 7 completed - Probably the toughest for me :(

HucknallRunner
HucknallRunnerGraduate

Hi Fellow Runners

I managed to complete week 7! but these runs are starting to take its toll, been finding the last 5 mins rough, and also my legs seem to be suffering a bit now! (on the days off) - run 3 was particularly rough on me, I will put it down as a bit of a bad week, might the cold weather :D.

I can see the finish line it is so close! but I think I will take a extra couple of days off before attempting week 8 and allow a bit of extra recovery.

Have a happy christmas everyone if I do not post back before then!

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The runs are tough, but you are tougher, one step at a time! You've got this!

HucknallRunner
HucknallRunnerGraduate
in reply to Phoenix_flames21

Thank you! I can also see the finish line too, I will get there eventually!

Nita49
Nita49Graduate

I started running every other, but found life got in the way. On some occasions I've ended up with having longer rest days and find a big difference.

Do what works for you, better to enjoy the runs and finish injury free than rush. Week 8 isn't going anywhere 😁

In the meantime you are doing brilliantly 👏💪

Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you on the podium 🙌

HucknallRunner
HucknallRunnerGraduate
in reply to Nita49

Yes, I think I will try that, been trying to get 3 runs in every single week, but that's just not going to happen over the long term, so taking it slower and listening to what my body tells me :) - Cannot wait to get on that podium!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Great running. Sounds like you could do with an extra rest day here and there. Are you working the legs gently on rest days? I ran every other day, and did some exercises on my three rest days... when I took a second rest day I did nothing more than potter around the house, but made sure I never sat for more than an hour at a time.

HucknallRunner
HucknallRunnerGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

I actually didn't do any exercises on the legs on my rest days, I was under the impression that it would make things worse, I should possibly try doing them from now if its beneficial might help make the longer runs more smoother in future. Thanks for the advice

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