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W8R1 getting my rhythm sorted

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I realised today that I don't get into my running rhythm until 15-20 mins and when Jo whiley came in over my podcast today with only 5 mins left I thought oh!! I'm just getting comfortable now!!!

Any tips as to how I can get into my rhythm more quicker peeps? Or does everyone have their own rhythm and maybe I shouldnt worry about it? When I say getting comfortable with the run I mean not thinking about the running and just letting my mind wander. I am listening to either podcast or music . With my warm up and cool down added on to my run my app says I did 4.5k today Am a slow runner 🐌

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Slow is good


I only manage 3.3k......so compared to me you're a Speedy Roadrunner!!!

I encounter Toxic 10 every time I run.....my legs start cooperating 11 mins into my run. I find a comfortable rhythm more closer to 18-20mins.

There are much more seasoned runners here, who can give you advice.

But I wouldn't worry too much about it because you're almost there!!!!

Keep up the great work!!πŸ‘πŸ‘

Cotswold-runnerGraduate in reply to Hotheels

Thanks hotheels- maybe the app is wrong on my distance as there is no way I'm a speedy runner πŸŒπŸ˜‚

The distance was with my warm and warm down- so not all running!!!

Might need to actually download an app now to see distance as only using my phone's 'health' app

HotheelsGraduate in reply to Cotswold-runner

Strava and MapmyRun are the popular apps that folks here use.

I also use my hubby's old Fitbit to track stats.

Good luck!!!🀩

Cotswold-runnerGraduate in reply to Hotheels


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