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Pit Stop

CB1755
CB1755
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Had to take a break from the programme, since completing stage 2 of week 6 I've developed a soreness at the top of my left leg at the back, don't know how it happened, anyone else had this problem πŸ˜• don't want to give up.

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Imc50
Imc50Graduate

Have you tried slow jogging/walking does it still get sore ?

CB1755
CB1755 in reply to Imc50

Still sore when jogging or walking.

Imc50
Imc50Graduate in reply to CB1755

Have you tried pre run stretches? Some people swear by these I do and don't sometimes I'll jog to warm the legs up.....

CB1755
CB1755 in reply to Imc50

No but it's worth doing.

Imc50
Imc50Graduate in reply to CB1755

Definitely CB1755 anything is worth a goπŸ‘

CB1755
CB1755 in reply to Imc50

Thanks

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Do you stretch after every run as recommended and linked to in the guide to the plan?

CB1755
CB1755 in reply to IannodaTruffe

Not guilty

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to CB1755

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, as recommended in the guide to the plan.

Many people do not hold their stretches for long enough or put enough effort in. Hold post run stretches for 30 seconds and make sure the pull is strong enough to be on the verge of discomfort.

CB1755
CB1755 in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks very much for the link, well worth doing πŸ‘

Peter44
Peter44Graduate

Hope it doesnt hold you back too long, maybe just rest it a bit longer, i know it's probably very frustrating!

nowster
nowsterGraduate

I can recommend the calf stretches numbered 3, 4, and 5 here:

foot-pain-explored.com/calf...

You might have pulled your calf muscles. Rest an extra day or two.

If the soreness doesn't ease in a few days, or it gets worse, it may be necessary to see a professional.

Thanks for that.

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