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BuzzybeezeGraduate
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My first run after 2 weeks out with a niggley glute injury picked up during my second consolidation run. Very frustrating, but great to be back out running again.

I was a little apprehensive, as I was wary of the possibility of a recurrence of the injury, so I decided to take it easy, and just re-ran W1R1 just to make sure all was OK. Thankfully, everything went well, but I'm not sure how I should proceed from here. I'm thinking that it might be a mistake to go straight back in with 30 minute runs, and maybe I should build up again by repeating run 1 of weeks 2-9 as my next 8 runs?

Any alternative suggestions of how I should proceed from here would be gratefully recieved.

Good luck and happy running to all!

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Good to see you back, your idea of running wk1 from weeks 2 to 9 sounds like a good plan to me. Although as weโ€™ve had explained to us we donโ€™t lose any fitness and stamina during a two week break, I think I would be pretty cautious of that.

Anyway whatever you decide good luck and happy running๐Ÿ˜

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BuzzybeezeGraduate in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

Thank you!

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Birdlady64Graduate

I'm sure others with much more running experience will be better placed to offer advice but its fantastic to hear you are back out there and running again๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Good luck!

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BuzzybeezeGraduate in reply to Birdlady64

Thank you!

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NilsamGraduate

Well done, Buzzybeeze, and please to hear you are feeling better. You probably have not lost that much fitness and could jump to week 5 or 6. Or you could re do the programme but just do the third run of the week. Although I am re doing the whole thing I was not running for a few months and wanted to gain strength while still repairing.

Happy running and take care.

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BuzzybeezeGraduate in reply to Nilsam

Thanks for that. I'm actually more concerned about the injury recurring than my fitness and stamina, hence building up more slowly. I reckon I'll do the one run from each week of C25K thing. Good luck, and enjoy your running!

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NilsamGraduate in reply to Buzzybeeze

Good luck, Buzzybeeze. Keep posting and tell us how you get on. ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

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BuzzybeezeGraduate in reply to Nilsam

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jorgeRunsGraduate

Great youโ€™re back Buzzybeeze, sensible to ease yourself in gently, good luck ๐Ÿค—

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BuzzybeezeGraduate

Thanks, yes Iโ€™ll run again today, and I think Iโ€™ll do a week 2 run this time.

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