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W4r2 done and dusted!

Redcello41
Redcello41Graduate
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Just completed w4r2, can't believe I'm halfway through the programme already! I was a bit apprehensive about this morning's run because I've been playing badminton for 2 evenings straight and when I woke up this morning my legs still felt achey. But with a few warm-up stretches my legs felt fine and the run went really well too! I also noticed that my run felt both easier and harder at the same time, compared to w4r1! Looking forward to w4r3 on Saturday!

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JaoJao
JaoJaoGraduate

Well done on reaching W4. I am not far behind, I start W4 this weekend and I’m excited. Are you a morning runner? I much prefer my runs in the morning but schedule sometimes doesn’t allow for it. Do you eat anything before?

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Redcello41
Redcello41Graduate
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I'm definitely a morning runner, can't abide the thought of running in the evenings after long days at work! I can't run on Monday mornings because I start work at 7AM. I always eat a banana, yoghurt drink and have a glass of water first thing, wait for half an hour and then go for a run. Do you eat anything before your run?

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JaoJao
JaoJaoGraduate
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I prefer morning runs too. I perform better. I try and have a green tea half hour before my run so that I am alert, it seems to work. When I get back home I am always so hungry!!!

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Redcello41
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in reply to JaoJao

Yeah I am also very hungry after a run too! To refuel, I usually have an orange, yoghurt and half a glass of chocolate milk. What do you have after your runs?

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JaoJao
JaoJaoGraduate
in reply to Redcello41

I’m try to have plenty of fruit and veg if it’s a mild hunger or if it’s dinner time I ensure I replace the carbs! Now I’m in Week 3 I’m trying to eat bore greens and wholesome foods that will help my runs!

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Redcello41
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in reply to JaoJao

I've switched to more healthy and wholesome foods and started cutting out sugar, chocolate (not easy when Easter is round the corner and my work provides free Easter Eggs!) and crisps. And I've switched from having white bread to having wholemeal bread and I find that has also helped too. :-)

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JaoJao
JaoJaoGraduate
in reply to Redcello41

There’s something about running that makes you want to be more better nourished, it’s so effortless. This is a great journey and sharing it with so many people on this community is awesome.

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AlMorr
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Well done for completing run 2 of week 4 after playing badminton for two days in a row and your legs were a little achy, just shows how stretching before a run can help you once you start, onwards and upwards to run 3 of week 4.

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