W2R3 DONE!!!: Ok.. I ran W2r2 yesterday so haven... - Couch to 5K

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W2R3 DONE!!!


Ok.. I ran W2r2 yesterday so haven’t had a day in between but I’m working later tomoro so didn’t want to lose momentum.. Bonus, I now get 2 full days off before W3..

I did this run around where I live and not totally flat seafront.. It’s quite bloody hilly but I DID IT!!!

Home now.. Done some stretches but my hips and knees (tho not so bad) are screaming at me and intermittently making me want to cry out I don’t know why so painful.. Has anyone else had this??

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Well done 👍🏃‍♀️ Hips and knee pain could be due to the run being hilly? I am no expert, but maybe some of the more experience runners will be able to offer advice. I did a 10 mile walk for charity and my hips screamed at me then!


You don't know why it is so painful and yet you know that you missed the recommended rest day.............

When you run you create microtears in your muscles which repair and strengthen on your rest days, not while running.

No rest, no repair, no strengthening......... therefore increased injury risk.

As the guide to the plan says healthunlocked.com/couchto5... rest days are part of the plan and as crucial as run days.

Please, do yourself a favour and stick to the plan.

Take care.

Believe me I ‘run’ slower than a snail

in reply to Mand-e

Regardless of speed, rest days are crucial to reduce risk of injury, which could stop you for days, weeks or months.

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