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Wk1 R2

Well had a dilemma today, do I go out when I finished work this morning ( shift worker,nights ) or do I go out when I get up? Well the weather made my mind up this morning, rather than run in the cold rain, I went late this afternoon.

Now my first run (wk1 R1)was good, took it steady and no aches or pain, but today.........

Set off on my first 1 minute run, and boy, my chest felt it was on fire, same with the next few sessions,calfs started to ache too,now I'm wondering did I start of too briskly on my 5 minute warm up walk?

Well at the end of the session, everything was back to normal,chest ok, calfs ok even though I felt I had lead legs.

Now looking forward to my rest day and raring to go again on Thursday

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Hi Silver, I'm no expert, but were you going a bit too fast? I had this problem on some of my earlier runs and still do have to remind myself to slow down.

Also, v impressed with anyone running when they're working nights. Good luck with run 3. :-)


I don't think so, I've ran before but quite a while ago, but my thoughts were as I said did I walk too fast on my 5 min warm up?


Well done for persevering! I'm sure many would have given up but it's great you stuck with it. Hope you have a good and well earned rest day.


Warm up walk is supposed to be brisk as you need to be hot before you start running. Warmed up muscles help prevent injury. You can take a longer warm up if needs be.

I hope all goes well for you on Thursday. Don't go too fast! Slow is fine


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