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Got lost and ran much further than planned and it felt great! (Read 748 times)


nualacharlie

    I have just ran nearly double what i have ran before cos i got lost and it felt great, hope i havent done myself any damage though (though i feel fine). I planned on running a 4.5mile rought in phoenix park but got lost and ended up running 6.75miles. Should i cut back on any running for the next few days to compensate for this or just carry on as planned or just see how i feel? Anyway i am really getting into these longer runs, its so much more enjoyable after the first 20 minutes. Anyway less of my waffle Smile


    Into the wild

      Hi Charlie..if it were me, I'd ask myself how I feel and if all is well just carry on without thinking any more of it. You've put a good grounding in place to get to the point where you can exceed your running plan now and then - especially as you seem to have really enjoyed it Big grin Looking at your log you seem constantly bothered by hip discomfort...have you looked for and remedy? Maybe some specialised stretching..Do you have any routine to target this problem that you use before heading out? I had ITB trouble for a good while; I found a particulat stretch and a strategic massage sent the problem packing... Perhaps start with this: Runner's World article Good luck.

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      Barefoot and happy

        I wouldn't worry about it, as long as you feel ok. What really matters is your total running over weeks and months. If you suddenly doubled your weekly mileage, that would be cause for concern. But one extra long run won't do any harm, as long as you listen to your body and take whatever rest it needs.
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          I have just ran nearly double what i have ran before cos i got lost and it felt great, hope i havent done myself any damage though (though i feel fine). I planned on running a 4.5mile rought in phoenix park but got lost and ended up running 6.75miles. Should i cut back on any running for the next few days to compensate for this or just carry on as planned or just see how i feel? Anyway i am really getting into these longer runs, its so much more enjoyable after the first 20 minutes. Anyway less of my waffle Smile
          I do this ALL the time...great way to break out of preceonceived limitations! Listen to your body, not only as you go further and faster, but you may need to go shorter and slower sometimes as well! Dave

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          Blaine Moore (MM#2867)

            Getting lost usually ends up pretty well for me, I'm glad you enjoyed your run. If you feel all right, I wouldn't compensate. Just go with the flow. A few years ago, I got lost on a 17 miler and wound up running 28 before calling it quits and calling for a ride for the last mile. I'd been running around 6:00/minute pace for the first 10 miles, so I was a bit tired at the end of that. That's been my only "negative" experience with getting lost.

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            nualacharlie

              Well my muscles feel a little sore this morning but in a good way amd otherwise i feel great so all good. As for my wierd hip, it feels as if it is the top of my hamstring (at the back of the thigh just below the hip) so i will concentrate on stretching that area as i have always had tight hamstrings and ill see if that helps. Thanks Smile