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Week 6 run 2 done! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Cockneymick
CockneymickGraduate
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My legs started to feel very heavy near the the end of the 2nd 10 minutes, the heat didn't help. However I finished it and I'm willing to go again in 2 days time. I'm going to run either early morning or late evening as sun during day is killing me!

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well done.

Heavy legs can be symptomatic of poor hydration. As a runner you need to drink a minimum of 2.5 -3 litres of fluid each and every day, running or not, as mentioned in the guide.

Even more important in the heat

Cockneymick
CockneymickGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Good advice thanks, I'll read over the guide again and increase my water intakeπŸ‘

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate

Well done, you made it! πŸ‘πŸ˜€ I’m on week 6 next, so good to hear how it’s going. It’s all very exciting! 😁 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Cockneymick
CockneymickGraduate in reply to Gannet1

All good thanks and yes very exciting, I'm growing in confidence. Week 5 definitely prepares you for week 6, you'll smash it πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Apart from the heat that was a good run for you today, the last run with interval walks and runs, as the weather is getting even hotter I would advise you to run, run 3 of week 6 as early in the morning as you can, good luck for that run, remember to drink plenty of water, especially now with the warmer weather.

Cockneymick
CockneymickGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Drinking extra water is a must. Couldn't do early run today due to work but should be fine for early run on Saturday. Thanks πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Cockneymick

On Saturday morning I will be running my 11th virtual 5K parkrun, I usually run those virtual runs at 9.30, that is the times that official parkruns are ran in Scotland, however, with more warm weather forecast I will be running it much earlier than that, perhaps 7.30 or even 6.30am after I have a very early light breakfast around 5.15am, good luck for your what will be your first run as a official runner, what I mean is once any runner has completed run 3 of week 6 they are told by their coach at the end that "you are now OFFICIALLY a RUNNER", at least Laura says that. 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Well done youπŸ‘β­...I think early morning is best...I try and get out about 6/7..then it's over and done with and I feel good for the rest of the day πŸ’ƒ

Cockneymick
CockneymickGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thank you πŸ‘ŒWanted to run early today but work got in way, will go early Saturday morning. Hope you're well πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate

Well done!

I'm hating the heat. Still plodding round but certainly no personal bests for me for a while, I don't think.

Cockneymick
CockneymickGraduate in reply to Speedy60

I'm not even thinking about personal bests, regular exercise is the goal! πŸ‘Œ

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate in reply to Cockneymick

Good for you! Keep going!πŸ‘Š

olderrunner
olderrunnerGraduate

Well done, you are doing amazingly well. Defo early morning is easier. I’m a bit behind you now so W5 r2 on Saturday, hopefully following in your footsteps and smashing it!

Cockneymick
CockneymickGraduate in reply to olderrunner

Thanks mate really appreciate it. You'll catch up, wk5 for me was when really started to believe in myself. Keep going, you'll sail thru wk5πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Well done πŸ‘ I get out for 7am and enjoy that early morning run befire it warms up 😊

Cockneymick
CockneymickGraduate in reply to liz163

Thank you! Yeah early run is on cards next for me, thanks for the tipπŸƒπŸ‘

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