10 days to go: My running week (3)

I’m very pleased with my running progress and RED January achievements this week.

  • My strained glutes are recovering nicely
  • I ran somewhere different
  • I ran with a friend
  • I ran in the rain/sleet/ice
  • I restarted the couch to 5k programme *
  • I achieved a sub 10 minute mile, pretty good for someone who’s only been running for a few weeks
  • I completed approx. 17km running, 7km walking, and 2km swimming

* You may remember from last week’s post that my first week 4 run of C25K was the straw that broke the camel’s back, or in my case the run that broke my… oh! I’m sure you get the idea!

Resuming anything following injury is a delicate balance of doing enough without pushing it too hard. So, although enthusiastic, I have been more moderate with running this week to rehabilitate myself without causing or exacerbating injury.

I’m doing well and with only 10 days to go to complete the challenge I’m wondering what to do to finish in style on 31st January.

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of blueskydays365.com which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

4 thoughts on “10 days to go: My running week (3)

  1. Congratulations! I wish I was as successful as you. I’ve been doing small runs everyday but often have issues with my right hip adductor and glute.
    Would you possibly write next about what your stretching routine before/after a long run is? I’d love to read! Have a great week, Karen!

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    1. Hi Elle, thanks for your message.
      I am a complete novice runner and not sure I’m in any way qualified to talk about the mechanics of running or physiology!
      My glute, also right side, got strained/inflamed because my right knee was aching and I was running oddly to protect my knee. I am still doing run/walk intervals and have been doing high knee stretches during the walk sections.
      I will look out some info and write something.
      Have a good week too. 😎

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