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Running eyes wide open W6R3

Ladyvickster
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💥 Finished W6 after very little sleep due to poorly daughter! But blooming heck did it with the sprint finish! The stamina of the 800m runner I was 30 years ago still there. I wasn’t out of breath but my legs heavy heavy! Any tips on building muscle strength? That’s what’s going to hold me back.

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Oldfloss
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Up your core strength and stamina exercise on some of your rest days..your body has to keep up with your legs.

I ran for my County as a speed runner over 40 years ago..but this is different..take it steady and slow..relax into the longer runs and try to leave a bit in the tank...

Loads of leg exercise out there..e.g.

m.health24.com/Fitness/Spor...

Well done you..

PS

Hope daughter is feeling better.

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Ladyvickster
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in reply to Oldfloss

Thx! Really helpful

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ButtercupKid
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Magic 🏅 Heavy legs can be a sign of poor hydration - make sure you’re keeping your fluids up in this weirdly warm weather x

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Ladyvickster
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Thx good tip!

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ButtercupKid
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in reply to Ladyvickster

I got it from someone else a while back, so I know it worked for me ! Hope it does the same for you x

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Oldfloss
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in reply to Ladyvickster

Good hydration every day... :)

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Great job... and check those leggings out!!

I used to run 3k and this is subtly different to middle distance, there’s no need to go anaerobic and build much fast twitch muscle... so in theory the leg muscles will almost take care of themselves. Strengthening of the core and joints does help a lot.

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Ladyvickster
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Love my wacky running leggings! I reckon I might as well look as crazy as possible!

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Ladyvickster

Absolutely... I think it’s hard to lose a runner in a crowd!

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Oldfloss
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in reply to Ladyvickster

Me too..my Llama ones are current favourite:)

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Jell6
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in reply to Oldfloss

Lycratitis, I've got a pretty severe case of it too!

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Oldfloss
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in reply to Jell6

Great eh?

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Jell6
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in reply to Oldfloss

Not sure if it's treatable 😬

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Oldfloss
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in reply to Jell6

Hope not!

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Ladyvickster
LadyvicksterGraduate
in reply to Jell6

Aha wondered what was wrong with me 😂

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Jell6
Jell6Graduate
in reply to Ladyvickster

🤩🤒

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Rubinstar
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Well done 🏃‍♀️💪 you are smashing this 👏👏👏

I have my week6 R3 tomorrow , a bit later than intended as I had a busy week ( horse takes priority over running at the moment!) so after last weeks asthma run, I’m hoping for a nice steady 25mins 😁

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Ladyvickster
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in reply to Rubinstar

Good luck, enjoy the pure running!

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