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Not as bad as I thought after a month of no running :)

Happy New Year to you all!

Just thought I would post an update on my progress.

As some of you know I was diagnosed with Rosacea in mid Dec which I think started from running in freezing temperatures with no skin protection :( After 3 courses of antibiotics and a month of no exercise (Drs advice) I returned this week.:) I followed lots of your excellent advice and applied vasaline to my face and managed to match my last run the last but one of B210K plan.It was a pleasant 9 degrees unlike my previous attempt at -4 degrees.I ran 7.8km in 58 mins.I was so relieved not to have lost any stamina but my legs felt like lead!

Today I decided to do the speed plan as a lot of you advised this helps shed excess stomach fat.I continued to run to reach 5km in 34mins.

Think my new goal after reaching 10km will be to continue interval training to improve on these times to ultimately achieve 5km in 30mins and 10km in an hour!

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I just wanted to say thank you to your earlier post about rosacea. I'd just started c25k at that point, and it reminded me why I stopped cycling several years ago. I'd forgotten that it was mostly because of the effect of cold wind and/or sun on my face (not sure whether it was eczema/rosacea or whatever, but it was horrible anyway).

So having read various suggestions, I've been much more careful to protect my skin (gloopy creams, sunhat - in December! - and sunscreen) and apart from one short flare up it's been ok, and I've managed to avoid the need to use hydrocortisone. I'm now thinking that as the weather gets warmer, maybe I'll have to run in the early morning, to avoid the heat (sun is as bad as cold - pooh!) But I don't want my running to get interfered with by my skin, so intend to work it out somehow.

It's good that you've got back in again so well. :)


Sounds like you had a great run and you're back on track! Keep well. :)


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