This week’s runs (shuffles) have been tough for me. Even today, the last run of wk 4 was just as tough as R1W4. Still soldiering on though. First shuffle today, calfs were screaming. They improved as they did in R1 & R2 this wk. I just didn’t feel like I’d got this one, if you know what I mean.
Sarah M tells me to slow down but if I slow down any more, I’ll be in reverse.
I’ve read a few posts tonight & am joining in with a celebratory glass of vino because I did do it. I’m just not feeling it this week.
Happy weekend all. If you’re running Sunday, watch out for Ciara, I always give myself the weekend off 😊
Talking of drinking... how’s the hydration in general? It’s a major cause of complaining calves.
You soldiered though the week... but now you’re here, victorious with a well deserved glass of wine. The week was hard, but you were much tougher. A lot of running is about mental strength and there’s no doubt you got that. Enjoy week 5.
I’ve got the mental strength but have I got the body?? 🤣😂
I’m not good on drinking water especially in the winter, I don’t mind a cool glass in the burning sunshine, I drink a lot of fluids, maybe I’ll have to bite the bullet & drink some water. The calves were fine on the 2nd run & thereafter, it’s just the first run. Thanks for the info on H2O being a cause of calf complaints 👍 & for the oat on the back 😊
Water is a funny old thing. We know we need it when it’s hot... and not when it’s cold, but the requirements are pretty much the same. One thing I never do is drink it cold, and in winter tap water is much colder than in the height of summer. While after a run I can happily down a glass of water, the daily method I use is very different. I fill my 2 800ml bottles before I go to bed and leave them on the side. It’s easier to take at room temperature in the winter (and better for cooling in the summer as it happens) and I only ever sip it. My bottles are with me all day (unless I’m running) and I drink other things alongside them. Most days I get through 3 bottles but it’s a habit that took me a while to form... whatever I’m doing I’m sipping water!
In the summer, tea is my go to drink for cooling, just think of the climate in the places it comes from and you’ll see why. Coffee works too, but I never find that as refreshing.
Mental strength is much more important right now than the body... the plan will develop the latter though, so don’t worry.
Thank you for your insightful message, I will definitely aim to drink more water from now on in 👍
Will probably be pee’ng in bushes on dog walks too 😉
Almost certainly 🤣. The sipping stops it passing straight through, but it took a while for my body to get used to holding it if memory serves... lots of pit stops and disturbed nights at first!
I’ll get the Tena ladies in 🤣😂
Ryndle when I was doing my C25K unfitnomore was completely my guru. Listen to this man, he really knows 😉
Thank you, am definitely listening 👍
Got the water bottle 👍 keeping it with me, did my W5R1 today, all good. Got the Tena ladies in just in case 🤣
Thanks for your support 😊