Hi I recently moved up to doing longer distances after graduating from 5k. This week I did a slow but comfortable 8k on Monday and a couple shorter runs all going well. I planned well for parkrun this morning good sleep, carbed up and ate well days before felt good. Paced well at the beginning thinking once I get to middle section I could step up the pace and maybe even beat my previous time. However my legs felt so heavy and achy I resisted walking despite my brain screaming to stop and pushed on fairly steady. I'm unsure why I was struggling so much. I had warmed up but to be honest arrived a bit later than I'd hoped to start so minimum stretching on a cold morning, I would welcome all advice as to whether it was the lack of warm up or have I not been running enough or too far? I didn't realise this running lark would be quite so unpredictable?!, please help thank you
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