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NorwegianWood
NorwegianWood
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Even after the warmup I find that the first few minutes is still a warmup time - that lower back troubles me. Will keep doing the pelvic exercises and strengthening exercises. Wow! Almost 1/3 towards finishing, which is when I will start ParkRun.

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Huge well done... Those first minutes, the toxic ten are well documented... for some ( including me ) it could go on longer..or not be there at all :)

Just relax, take it steady and take it slow.

Do pop across to the Strength and Flex forum, there are some great links to exercises which may help on some of your rest days.

I am putting up a post for back exercises today! :)

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Wenderwoo

The first 10 or so minutes are the worst for me, but then it gets better. And I have little niggles here and there which tend to go when I’ve got going. I put it down to my age and the fact that I’ve never run before in my life. Do you do the pre run stretching before you go out - I find that helps to loosen up - link is in the How to post. Well done on today’s run - one more and W3 completed 😁

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Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate

Well done, remember, dont worry about speed in any of your minutes. Take care of that back and throw in a few more core strength exercises.

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RunningMigster

Well done, keep it up.

You're really doing great. Nearly a 3rd of the way there too. Good milestone!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

You can always add a few extra minutes of brisk walking to ease your body into the session before starting the run if you feel you need it, many people do prefer a 10 min warm up over the 5.

You're doing great though, making steady progress! 👍🏻💪🏻😁

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well done on your progress.

The toxic ten is explained here healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

An extended warm up is the best way to minimise this phenomenon.

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