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Repeat run and When to stretch

Hi I repeated wk 4 run 3 today as I felt I really struggled during run 2 at parkrun.

I started the first 3 mins far to fast and was struggling to breath even tho I was going slow. Any suggestion how to start off slow as it feels unnatural and very forced when I try to run slow. I did manage to finished all the runs but not sure how I will manage next week's 20 min run. Also when should I stretch as as my run I generally go straight into a 10 to 15k walk. Today I did 26k about 4k was the run n rest was walking.

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Watch this youtube video

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Interesting vid!


The guide to the plan healthunlocked.com/couchto5... will answer many of your questions.

Your pace needs to be an easy conversational pace, at which you can talk clearly without gasping.

I stretch when I get home after a run, or straight away after parkrun, for instance. You need to do it while muscles are still warm, supple and pliable.


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