How come the 1st run on any of the weeks is absolutely knackerising? Is it psychological? My legs are heavy, I can’t get enough air into my lungs, but then my legs are lighter and I breathe so much easier on the last 5 minute run! I’m chuffed to bits with how my breathing is coming on and so really tried to stride out on the last minute’s run – felt weird as if my legs weren’t my own – and I was running, not jogging! Winston loved picking up the pace too. I don’t feel as cumbersome somehow, even when walking, my strides are much longer. One more run on Friday then W5 next week :} …xx


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  • Yeah..its all coming together...😊

    Its totally normal finding the first 5 mins or so a bit tough. We all do..it's just while your body is getting enough oxygen to cope with the exertion of running. This is why starting slowly helps, as you push through those first few mins, knowing you can do it, you then find you are getting enough air and it feels easier and more relaxed...it feels great doesn't it.

    Good luck with R3...onwards and upwards.😊

  • I'm loving doing this...xx

  • Yes, the first 8 mins or so of each run are always the hardest for me - it just takes time for the body to adjust and catch up to what you're doing. You're doing a grand job :)

  • Hopefully it'll get easier as I become less heavy as well...xx

  • I agree with the above.

    Something you also may want to consider is: is your no 1 run always similar time of the week? If so, in the day or so before are you eating correctly, are you partaking more in alcohol, are you well hydrated, are you expanding a lot of energy on other sport etc. Basically is there a pattern emerging? For example: we always socialise friday evening, so my parkrun might be really hard going due to wine , rich food, late night etc. So, if i want to parkrun, i have to adapt my Friday activities.

    Just saying...........😀🏃🏻‍♀️😀👍🏼

  • Cheers for this! I run at different times, no alcohol, no other sport, have a banana and a drink of water 15 mins before I set off...xx

  • Don't let this worry or put you off..once you graduate and run 30 mins regularly you hardly notice it as your stamina level is much higher.😊

  • Fear not Jan-now-runs, nothing's gonna stop me now...xx

  • 😊😊😊

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