For most of this year, I have been either doing run/walk training for a HM - or running faster non-stop parkruns. After completing the HM and a subsequent 10K - both in PB times using a form of run/walk ( more lke long distance fartlekking) - a feeling came to me that I was losing the ability to run slowly non-stop and had been spending too much effort in chasing race times/paces - so decided to do a couple of months of ONLY slow easy non-stop running , 4 times per week and building up to a total of 3&1/2 hours per week volume. BUT - I found that my feet and legs were hurting when doing this HR controlled Zone 2 pace . I have done 7 of these runs now - and lo and behold, it seems that the physical leg "pain" is going away. My reasoning is that I have been using muscles which I have neglected over the past 6 months - I am actually starting to enjoy these slow easy runs now
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