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Week 9, Run 1; woweeee!

Dottie_D
Dottie_DGraduate
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So excited. Did run1 of week 9 and felt great. So close to finishing C25K I can taste it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ. Finished on a slight downhill so upped the pace and ran an extra minute ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘. It really helped having my sons GF run with me, defo need to find a buddy or club ๐Ÿ˜ณ

I am noticing some minor niggles though; slight pain/discomfort in my inner right shin, some heat in my knee joints and a weird slight sensation that feels like a quick electric buzz on the top outer part of my foot. Should I use anti-inflammatory cream or just work through it?

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Debston
DebstonGraduate

Well done Dottie_D! But if you're having some niggles, maybe give yourself an extra rest day or two before running again and don't run any extra minutes - just stick to the programme. If you think anti-inflammatory cream might help, then go for it - can't hurt and might just help.

Dottie_D
Dottie_DGraduate
in reply to Debston

Thanks Debston. I am now planning on gate analysis as someone else has suggested that too. Fingers crossed new trainers will help. As for the pain, there is none when running itโ€™s after I run and it goes off after a rest day.

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

Did you have gait analysis done?

Some of your issues could be due to incorrect trainers.

The "buzz" may simply be that lacing is too tight, your feet will swell more in the warmer weather.

I wouldn't suggest running through pain as in the long term this can cause more damage.

I hope that you can get it sorted out.๐Ÿคฉ

Dottie_D
Dottie_DGraduate
in reply to Jell6

Thanks, I will have gait analysis soon and hope that helps. The pain is really minor and only after running not during it, thankfully. And it goes after a days rest so Iโ€™m keen to finish week 9 this week. Maybe rest more after that before starting something new, C2 10K maybe or JuJuโ€™s bridge to 10K ๐Ÿ˜œ.

Elisabetta
ElisabettaGraduate

Well done on your run! I finished my week 9, run 3 yesterday too. It sounds like you felt a little less ๐Ÿ”ฅ than me tho - my min 26-28 hurt so much then I felt fine for the last 2mins!?! Strange. Def have a good rest today - hopefully the pains will subside. Couple of ibuprofen? x

Dottie_D
Dottie_DGraduate
in reply to Elisabetta

Well done on graduating. Have you decided what youโ€™ll do next?

Elisabetta
ElisabettaGraduate

Think I got a bit ahead of myself(!) I did run 1 not 3!?!? Sorry. Two more runs for me......I probably will continue with the consolidation runs and work towards getting my speed up (Iโ€™m currently about a 12.5 min mile). When are you doing your run 2? I am thinking today ๐Ÿค” x

Dottie_D
Dottie_DGraduate
in reply to Elisabetta

Lol thought it was only me that got muddled like that. Iโ€™ve just done my 2nd run of week 9. It was tougher as I chose a slightly hillier route and ran a minute faster over 5k. Didnโ€™t enjoy the run but loving the smug after glow and self righteousness ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚

Elisabetta
ElisabettaGraduate

Did my second run yesterday too. I know what you mean about hills - they hurt but I think we need to push ourselves to get used to them because totally flat longer routes are gonna be rare! Well done on getting faster! ๐Ÿ‘ I am staying pretty much the same so thatโ€™s something for me to work on when we finish. I love the inner glow afterwards too!!! ๐Ÿคฉ x

Dottie_D
Dottie_DGraduate

Thanks and good luck with your graduation run too. I went out with a friend for yesterdayโ€™s run, hence being a little faster but didnโ€™t enjoy it like I did the one before ha ha!

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