W4R2 - Crashed out

Despite as much distraction as I could muster the second 5 minutes just weren't happening, too much pain (good pain if such a thing exists, just muscle ache). It's only a set back and I'm sure that the step up to week 4 simply means I need a bit more recovery time this week.

I'd intended to miss this Friday anyway because I have to take my daughter back to University and that being a 400 mile round trip I didn't fancy the triathlon of run, drive 200 miles, drop of daughter and drive 200 miles back. So I'll take an extra day and be ready to defeat W4R2 on Saturday, no worries.

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  • I found week 4 really tough too, practically crawled the last part all 3 times. Week 5 is much more civilized! You'll make it next time, just make sure you're feeling fit and rested before you go out and take it slowly. The extra day should make all the difference!

    Good luck!

  • Me too. I really struggled with W4, I have no idea why I found it so hard. Don't beat yourself up about it, these things happen sometimes and think to how far you've come without any setbacks. Must be something in the air today, I've just had a quite ridiculously crap run but hey, I'm trying to be philosophical. A few days' rest won't hold you up on your C25k journey. Let us know how the next one goes, I'm sure it'll be fine.

  • Thank you both for the encouragement. You're both right, I was pleased with Monday and having done it I know I can do it but I'm no spring chicken, my muscles just seem to need a little extra rest this week. I'll crack it on Saturday.

  • You'll do it Chewy no worries. You've already completed it twice so you know it's there. Good to hear your positive outlook on it and I know you'll nail it on Saturday. Definitely a good idea to not do it before a 400 mile drive. That's a long time sat in a car and when I sit immobile after exercise I tend to seize up a bit and it takes me longer to recover. Good luck for Saturday and keep us posted on your progress :)

  • The car journey is an epic 8 hours so I agree, not sensible to exercise first.

  • I agree with all the above, week 4 was challenging. I found I had a few more aches and pains that week (never because of my age??) :-) I think that week Laura mentions a possibility of stitches and will suggest more water. I try to drink extra fluid the days I'm going to run and it seems to help to a certain degree. You are doing fantastic and I think it is a very wise decision to give your body an extra day or two to recover. Looking forward to seeing how the next run goes!!!!

  • You made me smile Gdean, I never imagine myself more than about 25 but today woke me up just slightly. I can do this run and I will get to graduation but I have to appreciate that I'm not as young as I once was and act accordingly (running wise at least ;) ).

  • Good luck, Chewy. I just finished run 1 of week 4 last night and it was brutal. I'm glad to know I'm not alone. I'll run tomorrow and imagine you're right along side of me. We'll get through it together. Best of luck to your daughter as she heads back to school.

  • Thanks TD I appreciate the support and good luck with your run tomorrow.

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