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JohnTRGraduate

Just completed the second run of week 3 and decided I need to alter my routine to having two days between the first and second run of a new week instead of one, the longer distance seems to have affected my legs more than I thought. Legs felt very tired and I had to really concentrate on the rhythm. Which meant my breathing went to pot, what can I say.... Man and multi tasking, never going to happen. But I did complete it, I was determined.

Pros are I finished quite a distance short of home, so after warm down ran for about another 90 seconds to get home, with a "sprint finish", OK a slightly faster finish.

My heart rate seems to be returning to rest a lot quicker now, according to my phone anyways.

Two days break now to R3, back in the cold of UK. 🙁

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Jay66UKGraduate

Well done. Spacing out the runs as you need to is a good idea. I’ve conquered my breathing problems at the moment by starting really slow. Enjoy the next run!

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Fabulous450Graduate

Congrats JohnTR, that’s brilliant. Every run deserves a celebration as it’s off the couch and getting out there! Well done! ❤️

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misswobbleGraduate

Go slowly, and don’t run any further than you need to. Walk home. The walk home will stretch you out a bit, which is a good thing 👍😃

If you go nice and steady your breathing will be easier. If it’s ragged you’re going too quick. If needs be you can stop, let it return to normal, and jog on 🙂

I find I manage much better after a two day break between runs too. I'm in my sixties and wonder whether older bodies take longer to recover.....

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51firstrunGraduate

Hi shame your legs were so tired. Great that you finished . If you need two days rest take it . I did too today ,but not as easy as first one . Keep going

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JohnTRGraduate in reply to 51firstrun

Hope your feeling good after your run, my next is Monday. I'm back home in England then so need to find a quiet flat area as I live at the highest point in town so it's that or have to run up sizeable inclines..... Arrrgghhhh!

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51firstrunGraduate

I am going on Sunday! will get back to you

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51firstrunGraduate

Hi , How are you ? Have you tried w3r3 ? I did it on Sunday ...it was ok but not as good as other days . Trying w4r1 tomorrow !

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JohnTRGraduate in reply to 51firstrun

Did it today, now back home so had to find somewhere relatively flat. Did it OK, lot cooler than Spain though, brrrrrrr! 😀

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l3grj in reply to JohnTR

Are you bragging John

Good to see you’re settling in😆

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JohnTRGraduate in reply to l3grj

Noooooo!

But W6 will be back in Spain 😁

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l3grj in reply to JohnTR

That’s a yes then😄

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JohnTRGraduate in reply to l3grj

👍😎😎

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