Hey folks, just wanted to introduce myself! My name is Andy, 37 years old and I’m a Brit living in the Netherlands.
I’m the least sporty person I know... never played any sports, never exercised. Even at school I would do the bare minimum to get through PE lessons yet here I am running for 20 minutes! I’m enjoying the running so much I’ve booked myself on the TCS Amsterdam 8k in October to make sure I stick with it!
I just got in from my third run of week five... Wow. That was a tough one! Not the breathing... that seemed to settle down after five minutes into the run... this time it was leg pain. My calves started to hurt at about the 8 minute mark and continued until the end of the run. At one point I was considering stopping but I pushed through and finished the run.
Does anyone else suffer with this? Is there anything I can do to before the run to prevent it?
Thanks and nice to meet you all!