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1st run after a 3 week break

Tazzy_wazzy
Tazzy_wazzyGraduate

Because I’ve been on my holidays I hadn’t run for 3 weeks. I was at W8R1 but I decided to run W6R2.

Blimey! It almost killed me. I did manage to run it but found it really hard after such a long break. With any luck I’ll do better next time, lol 😂🏃‍♀️🤪

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

In July I had a weeks break and my first run back felt really tough after that it was like I never stopped. Hope you enjoyed your holiday 😊

Tazzy_wazzy
Tazzy_wazzyGraduate in reply to Buddy34

I had a fab time thanks x

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Just shows you that if you are off running for more than two weeks then starting again is pretty tiring as what happened to you.

A good week to restart after being off running for more than a month is run 1 of week 3 of C25K, however, if you are off running for more than 6 months it's bett to restart at week 1.

Tazzy_wazzy
Tazzy_wazzyGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks for the info, I’m sure I’ll get back into the swing of things soon

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well done.

You lose next to no condition in the first two weeks of non running, but what does get lost is the ability to pace yourself......... which probably explains the difficulty of the run, rather than having lost condition.

Tazzy_wazzy
Tazzy_wazzyGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Looks like I did ok then

Jazzyrunner
JazzyrunnerGraduate

Welcome back! I’m just ready to start back after my month of injury - I was at week 7 and I’m going to try week five, so I’m planning a similar reversal 😁 You managing yours has given me confidence 👏🏻

Tazzy_wazzy
Tazzy_wazzyGraduate in reply to Jazzyrunner

You keep going and do it at your own pace. I’m sure you’ll be ok

Jazzyrunner
JazzyrunnerGraduate in reply to Tazzy_wazzy

Thank you! I hope so! 🤞🏻

hamit
hamitGraduate

Nice to see your posts again, I trust you had a good holiday. Don,t worry just get back into it slow and easy.

Tazzy_wazzy
Tazzy_wazzyGraduate in reply to hamit

I didn’t want to come home, it was wonderful x

hamit
hamitGraduate

We are off to spain later this month so expect I will have a hard first run on my return.

Tazzy_wazzy
Tazzy_wazzyGraduate in reply to hamit

You’ll be fine. I hope you have fun on your holiday as well x

AliHC
AliHCGraduate

Hey! Welcome back Tazzy_wazzy ❤️ Can't wait to read your next post! X

AliHC
AliHCGraduate

Hi Tazzy_wazzy 😊 Just checking in on you to see how you're doing this week? Hope you're well xxx

Tazzy_wazzy
Tazzy_wazzyGraduate in reply to AliHC

Since I came back from Spain I did a couple of runs. But now I’m away in Wales for the weekend so my running has taken a back seat again. Next week I plan to start again plus eat a little healthier to loose a bit of weight. I’m absolutely fine and thanks for asking. I hope you’re doing great too x

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