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Dak0ta
Dak0ta
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Just completed Wk 9 run 2 and I ache all over the place 😫

I did the first run this week as part of a park run - I ran for 30 minutes (4km) and then walked and ran slowly the rest and had a couple of niggles. I felt fine when I started off today but after about 20 minutes I could feel both Achilles’ tendons - not sore but there ...

and now my left knee, right hip and both tendons ache.

Really want to get the last run done on Wednesday - but think I should probably rest a bit longer?

If I don’t do it on Wednesday I’d have to wait until Saturday and do it as part of the park run again.

I feel disappointed to be hurting having got this far.

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

No, don't be disappointed with yourself DakOta, I think it would be a good idea to run your graduation run on Saturday, that gives yourself a good rest from running, graduating at a parkrun is a very good idea, many people here on C25K have graduated at a parkrun.

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Dak0ta
Dak0ta
in reply to AlMorr

Thank you - I know it’s the right thing to do really.

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backintime
backintimeGraduate

I would grit my teeth and wait, I think...it would be so tempting to do it anyway though, but better wait and not get injured than be out for days or weeks no?

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Dak0ta
Dak0ta
in reply to backintime

Thank you. It is so tempting to just go for it but I know I should wait and rest the achy bits - I’d done no exercise for at least 30 years before this!

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backintime
backintimeGraduate
in reply to Dak0ta

Maybe a swim instead? keeps you active with less stress on your joints

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Dak0ta
Dak0ta
in reply to backintime

Ooooh couldn’t swim - taking that many clothes off in public when not in a hot sunny foreign location??? Nope not me - I’m 51 and bumpy 😉

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Dak0ta
Dak0ta
in reply to Dak0ta

But I know what you mean - good idea - thank you x

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backintime
backintimeGraduate
in reply to Dak0ta

I find that in a swimming hat and goggles my own mother wouldn't recognise me ;)

(I am also nearing 50 and, shall we say, not in fine form at the moment, but getting there!!)

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Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate
in reply to Dak0ta

Once you’re in the water no-one will notice! I’m 66, definitely lumpy and bumpy, but you’ll find others are just the same- I love my swimming!

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Dak0ta
Dak0ta
in reply to Oldgirlruns

I’m finishing work in July so will maybe have a think about swimming after that - maybe ... !

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sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseGraduate

Id be tempted to wait and graduate in style at the park run. You could do Wednesday and be fine, using Saturday as your first consolidation run, but why risk it? Better to have a couple of extra days rest and come at it fresh.

I ran today but because I'm down in London from first thing Wednesday until late on Friday, I suspect a parkrun on Saturday will be my next outing too.

Good luck when it happens.

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Dak0ta

Thanks - I know that’s probably the right thing to do - and what I will do - but just wanted to graduate!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

How about a brisk walk Weds and then have your celebratory run with parkrun.

If your body is telling you it's tender you need to listen to it. 👍😉

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Dak0ta
Dak0ta
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you - that sounds very sensible - I could do that 😁 xxx

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