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Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: Yesterday at 11:17

7 down, 20 to go!

Today was the dreaded 3 minutes runs - and it was fine!  On the last run I got a bit out of breath but I had a hell of a hill in the middle of it.  The only problem was my knees are sore.  It's right below the kneecap at the front of my knees, on both legs.  Anyone any ideas what to do?  It's sore when I walk too.  

Well done everyone else on their runs and hope you have a good weekend of running if you're out today 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 20:22

6 down, 21 to go!

and week 2 completed!

Good news to report - I actually found today's run pretty easy!  It wasn't in the least bit as hard as the last time even though my knees hurt.  I think I was so busy concentrating on them that I forgot all about being out of breath.  Either that or I was going slower because of them.  But I found that each running section seemed a lot shorter and I wasn't as tired after each one.  I'm so pleased!  Onwards and upwards now....

And well done NickyMmm, that's fantastic!  Give yourself a big pat on the back!  

Hope your run goes well too KattC x


Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 10:45

Hi SuckitupButterCup, I don't have a heart rate monitor, would probably not have a clue how to use it!  I'm hoping that with time I'll start to get fitter and the longer runs will seem relatively easier.  I just keep telling myself that so many other people have managed it that it must be doable.  Last run of week two tomorrow then the big three minutes!  

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 19:45

I don't think I am running too fast, there are times when I don't feel like I could go any slower!  I really don't know if my fitness is improving - it better hurry up because the running sections are about to increase quite a bit over the next couple of weeks.

I did have some pain in my knees today, at the front just below the kneecaps.  Actually they were a bit sore after the last run too and still now when I walk.  Hope it's just some "getting used to it" pain and not anything more.  It's not that sore, just there really.  I don't think it is an injury per se because it's in both knees; probably just some teething aches and pains.  Well I hope so anyway!   Anyone else experienced this?

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 09:59

5 down, 22 to go!

Although it doesn't feel like it's getting any easier yet!  It's the opposite!  I felt like the 90 second runs were getting longer and longer each time and the walking sections shorter and shorter.  I find that I really do need the break at the end of each run to get my breath back.  The last run was a killer, uphill and against the wind with the sun in my eyes.  But I did it!  I suppose that is the main thing after all, no matter how hard it is.

Still dreading having to run for 3 whole minutes next week though

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 13:07

That's fantastic news KattC!  Well done!  Hope you are feeling very proud of yourself.  Good idea to take it steady from now on, especially with niggling injuries.  You'll still be running that marathon in no time! 

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 16:04

Cheers bigeater (almost wrote cheers bigears there ) I didn't pay a lot for mine but they are proper running shoes and very comfy although I didn't get any gait analysis or anything.  I was too scared to do that!

Meant to say earlier that I found my pacing a lot easier today - nothing that I was doing deliberately but I found that I had forgotten all about the issues until after my run so it must have been better!  Hopefully it was the slightly longer run that allowed me to get into a more steady rhythm.  

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 12:04

Well done NickyMmm, that's great!  You're almost a quarter of the way through now!  Hope your injury heals up quickly, my knees were a bit sore today but hopefully it won't last.  It's a great feeling at the end knowing you've done it, isn't it?!  I don't know about you but I am very scared about weeks three and four!  

Tell me it gets easier!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 10:28

4 down, 23 to go!

Did my first week 2 run this morning, found it mostly ok until the very last run where I felt like I was basically running on the spot.  I kept waiting for Laura (the podcast woman) to tell me to walk again and I honestly thought she had forgotten about me.  But I got there in the end.  Doesn't help that I live at the top of a hill in all directions, so my 5 min warm up walk is downhill then it's running back up the rest of the way!  I might try to find a flatter park before the runs get too much longer otherwise I worry that my wee legs will not be able to get me back home again.  I'm still proud that I have done it though, and if I've done it once, I can do it again!

Well done Shedboy on your parkrun, and congrats to your daughter for her amazing result!  She must be chuffed to bits.  

KattC, let us know how you get on with your 5k today, remember to just keep going!

Happy running everyone 

Snail Run

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:56

 love it!  Another snail here!  Or should I be the tortoise?! 

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