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    TIL: breaks are good for you

    Today I Learned: resting helps recovery! I am definitely a preacher, not a practicer when it comes to good running habits. I work a crazy job and have a really unpredictable lifestyle. Some days I'm home at 6.30; sometimes that's 9; very occasionally it's 11. I'm out the door by 8; but sometimes by 6. I'm also sometimes just too tired to exercise when I get home, so one of the things I love about c25k is that I can decide to run when I want to. If it suits, I can run two days in a row and then take 3 days off etc. BUT there is a reason you need to rest- recovery! I was an avid runner until I injured myself a year ago so I always think I know my body best. Last week, I did wk4 in 4 days. It was really tough by the last day; I was worried that I wouldn't be able to do wk 5. I came in from work and said I wanted to run for the third day in a row and my girlfriend told me not to. She told me to just rest, get a good sleep, and stretch my legs. So Friday, I rested. Saturday, I rested. Sunday, I did wk5d1 and it was a breeze! Easiest run I'd had in two weeks! Tl; dr. Rest and you might find running gets easier
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    Beating the Bounce

    You may not want to! Springing up from each step is good running technique if it's excessive though, there are a few tips. Essentially, you want to run like an old man - take shorter steps, but faster (this is increasing your turnover rate); make sure you're as relaxed as you can be while maintaining good posture; slow down if you need to, in order to perfect your technique! (You can speed up when you're happy with your style)
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    Goals

    My goal is to run a 25 minute 5km! My mini goals are to finish the c25k program injury-free and to work up to running 20 km a week (4 times a week).
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    Mornings suck

    The most logical time for me to work out is in the morning- I often work late and my partner doesn't, so evenings are the only time I really see her. In the morning, in theory, I can get up as early as I want, and fit in running, showering and breakfast before work. But mornings suck so bad. I find it hard to get moving and running seems so much harder! Any tips?
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    Post your Workout for Today Here!

    Wk4d2 and it was HARD today!
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    Speed?

    I'm on week 4 and am slowly getting back into the rhythm of running. I've been focussing on technique and stamina, but I've been feeling good. My plan is to pause the program after week 8 and focus on speed for a few weeks before I move on - not least because I'm prone to injury and want to make sure I'm building muscle! Any speed exercise recommendations? My old fallback is sprint intervals, but I'm interested in new suggestions!
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    Week 6 Day 2 Help

    Awesome! That's great
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    Road? Trail? Treadmill?

    I have to run on the road, but I'm desperate to find a track or some grass- my poor joints!
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    Week 6 Day 2 Help

    Hey, I've had this when I've been puffing in the past. Try to keep good posture - my physio said to push your chest out (instead of pushing your shoulders back) and to keep your chin up! Obviously if it's ongoing, go see a doc!
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    Week 6 Day 2 Help

    Hey, I've had this when I've been puffing in the past. Try to keep good posture - my physio said to push your chest out (instead of pushing your shoulders back) and to keep your chin up! Obviously if it's ongoing, go see a doc!
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    Week 6 Day1 and day2 are intended that way?

    It's intended! Helps avoid injury and give your body time to build muscles
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    Week 3 Check In

    I just did w3d2. Same story- I've been off running for about a year and a half after a stress fracture. Had been running 20km 3x a week! Now I'm back to basics again. Lots of twinges but nothing too bad yet! Feeling fine about my runs but not feeling fit again yet!
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    Hi, Another Newbie Here!

    Congrats and good luck!
  14. Does the 10k pro sync with any other apps?
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    Bad knees

    First off, if you're in pain, rest and see a doctor. Other things to consider: supportive shoes, running on grass, swimming or floating to take pressure off your joints.
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