W2r2 done but really struggled

Well I've completed w2r2 today but really struggled and don't know why.

Run1 on Saturday felt great, I really pushed myself and found it pretty good going but today, well I got thumping headache halfway through and just felt awful ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ I guess we all have a bad run sometimes but I don't know what changed.

Oh well, onto run 3 I guess ๐Ÿ˜

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  • I felt like this at the end of week 2, but just started week 3 and I feel great, keep at it, you're doing great! :)

  • It happens to us all no matter where we are up to in our running life ,. I find my next run is always better ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

  • It happens... :( Please don't let it put you off...

    Just rest up, and when you head out next, put the run out of your head. Slow and steady does it, breathe and relax and enjoy the last run of Week 2 :)

    Onward and upward... you will do it :)

  • We all have runs that don't feel great- just get out there and do the next one - You can do It!

  • Don't worry, sometimes the odd run just does feel inexplicably hard. There are so many things that we wouldn't even notice that can through us a little bit off, and it can make a huge difference. I have to wait at least three hours after eating to run, for example, any earlier and I just feel awful!

    Chances are the next run will be better again and you'll feel all enthused again. Well done on keeping going, and good luck!

  • Thanks everyone.

    I think I hadn't drunk enough so got a dehydration headache. Think the app also put me off telling me how to breathe! It threw me out completely, I also didn't really plan my route either so guess it all contributed.

    I won't let it put me off though and will complete week 2 :-)

  • In my humble opinion, you have enough to think about in only the second week of your running career without worrying about breathing - which after all your body is very strongly programmed not to forget to do! So, yes, listen to the advice in a "this is interesting" way, but don't worry about your technique at this stage. (To be honest, I still haven't begun to worry about my breathing technique a year on...!)

  • Thanks for that, I'll just run tomorrow and breathe as it comes, afterall like you say, I'm hardly going to forget haha ๐Ÿ˜„

  • Well pleased to report that i completed run 3 with no problems and actually felt really good. Slightly concerned I've pulled something in my ankle but we'll see. Onwards to week 3 ๐Ÿ˜„

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