Morning to you all. I have just completed week 7 ! Amazed with my achievement, but getting more painful every run. Mainly the tops of my legs, so thinking of going back onto week five or six to see if that helps. Any advice please.
Week 7 done but getting harder!: Morning to you... - Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K
Do you stretch after every run as recommended in the guide to the plan.
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.
How is your hydration? As a runner you need to drink a minimum of 2.5 -3 litres of fluid each and every day, running or not, as mentioned in the guide.
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