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W1 R2 Done ✅ Thighs aching now!!

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So I have just completed my second run and it went really well 😊 However now an hour later the front of my thighs are aching a lot !! Glad I have a rest day tomorrow’s a think I may need it

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I think the say no pain no gain? Not sure how true that is but remember it does get easier. I have just started and ours bodies are being shocked. Well done though.

Yes I guess your right !! Well done to us both for starting 😊

Make sure you do some stretches after you run that will stop the aches and pains. I had really achy thighs after one of the early runs since then I spend a few minutes doing the recommended stretches and no aches 😁

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Stretching immediately after every run, nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/h... while muscles are still warm and supple, pulls out contractions, avoiding carrying tensions into the next run and also improves recovery by improving blood flow.

That was really helpful, thanks for sharing the link too!

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to MarieP2020

Have you read the guide to the plan? healthunlocked.com/couchto5... it is full of tips.

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