Week 1... only one run.

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Week 1... only one run.

Post by Kimbo » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:55 pm

Week 1... only one run. Back to bed instead of running !!! I should be out doing my second run but my feet and bottoms and legs hurt so much last time. I'm talking myself out of it!!! Help me

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Re: Week 1... only one run.

Post by matt » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:38 pm

Well, I'd say that you've got the most difficult bit over with: starting!

It's perfectly okay to take things at your own pace. If one run a week feels more achievable than three runs a week while you're getting started, then do one run a week! As long as you get there in the end, you don't need to stick to the plan religiously!

Well done on getting out there :)

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Re: Week 1... only one run.

Post by Amyca » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:56 pm

I would suggest starting out doing ever other run minute andmaking sure that you are stretching after your workout. Also, ice and a good rub on sore spots — for me it’s my feet and shins and knees — I use a cbd tub I bought online. Good luck! Just keep going!

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Re: Week 1... only one run.

Post by Eggert » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:19 pm

I'm going through a similar thing. Is it normal that everything aches after the first couple of runs? Do I just power through or should I be worried?

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Re: Week 1... only one run.

Post by rfindlater » Sat May 04, 2019 9:13 am


I have just finished week 2 and it does get better.

I did find that stretching before and after the run really helps.

Keep going it does get better! :D

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