Hi All, so I love my running and I am slowly building up my running time; I can now do 30-35mins in one go (depends on the day lol), still at a similar pace and should be on track to get to my first goal of running 5km consistently in under 40mins pretty soon. I am learning to run to my own music, the garmin helps but I must admit that I sometimes feel a little bereft about the lack of Laura. I have to main questions:
1) Do you always do the 5mins walk at the beginning and end of the program? My experienced running friends don't walk to warm up and tbh, I find that even with the walk, it takes me up to 2km to settle into a comfortable rhythm. During the programme, I think the walking is essential but could I slowly phase this out?
2) I'm cold oh so darn cold! When I run I'm fine, I wrap up sensibly for the weather and am nice and comfortable but about 1 to 2hrs after running I turn into and ice berg!! Right now, I have so many layers on it's ridiculous and my hands and feet feel like blocks of ice. I have tried everything, hot shower after running, drinking water to hydrate, even eating a bit (even though I never seem to be hungry after running) and it's getting really annoying!!! I can put up with it but was wondering if anyone can explain to me what is actually going on with my body and ideas for how to minimise it?