Learnt my lesson to ease up between runs - Couch to 5K

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Learnt my lesson to ease up between runs

Setters
SettersGraduate

Decided as I am ancient and do have a slight continuing leg problem to schedule my runs two days apart since starting week5; this has been going well and to plan, picked up a slight knee pain almost at the end of 20 min run, but quickly on line to buy a knee support which has worked a treat.

Then I got bit cocky and decided on my “rest day” to see how fast I can actually walk 5k during our 7 mile afternoon walk, and yes you’ve guessed it I twinged my knee again. Very cross with myself for being such a daft old bat, but just done middle run of week 6 and all well with no knee pain. 😅 phew!

So lesson learnt, do not push yourself too hard on rest days, they are rest days and there for a reason . I will try to be good in future and stick to my plan 😉

8 Replies
oldestnewest

Out of curiosity - how old is ancient?!

Setters
SettersGraduate
in reply to AmyGilmour

3 score years and 10 looming on the horizon 😉

AmyGilmour
AmyGilmour
in reply to Setters

Aha! Good for you - I was recently 50 and have chosen this half century to start running - having never run before (not even for a bus!).

Setters
SettersGraduate
in reply to AmyGilmour

Likewise, last running I did was at school to keep fit in the summer for playing hockey in the winter, and did not enjoy it one little bit. Up to 5 weeks ago I would have emphatically said I hate running, and that other cliche, you never see a happy runner, but I am now a born again convert and am loving it. I get ridiculously excited when I wake up on a run day and remember I’ve got a date with Michael 😍 Welcome to the start of your journey, as others say you get loads of help and support on here, and you too will graduate one day if you follow the plan 😀

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Setters

A mere child.. :)

Setters
SettersGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

True, if only I looked it 😂

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Well done..rest days are great and take as many as you need.. some non impact on some of your rest days is necessary though.. running on its own is not enough... try these exercises too.. they work for many of us..

nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/k...

Setters
SettersGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you for link, very useful.

I also do Pilates with my physio who also runs and is Pilates teacher, very useful lady 😉

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