Couch to 5K

hmmm that was harder than expected :0/

W2R1 just completed, again at the beach (which I have to say was splendid this morning!!) and I found it harder than I thought.

Something about those extra 30 second's that made my legs go "ohhhh no you don't" and I found myself really having to push to get the 90 second's done.

Maybe its just an off day and it certainly hasn't put me off!

REALLY REALLY suffering with blisters though, they are new trainers so I expected a blister or two but these ones dont want to heel! I'm using Scholl blister plasters which help loads but the blisters just wont dry up! Any tips?

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Won't help with the existing blisters, but giving your feet a rub down with surgical spirit before going out for a run might help prevent new ones...Don't know why, but somehow it toughens up the skin.

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really? wow thanks, I'll give it a go x

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Keep it up, it'll get easier, and consciously slow down your pace maybe - I find that way I have more energy to keep going later, to finish the 90 seconds each time. I find in the last run I pick up the pace a bit halfway through, if I have the energy, cus I know I'm nearly done now and listening to "I'm stronger than that" makes me want to go faster if I can. :)

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yeah I found that track a real boost! The secont track however I felt I should be line dancing to not walking lol. Thanks for the encouragement x

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Have you tried double layer sports socks? Sainsburys sell them and I have been blissfully blister free since using.

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oh never seen them, will have a look though, Thankyou x

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Be careful of them getting infected! Make sure you have antiseptic cream on them and just leave them to heal. Well done for getting out this morning! Hope the blisters get better soon xx

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ah me to, thanks x keeping them uncovered as best I can to let them dry out :-) I wont let it stop me running!!!!

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