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ckp82
ckp82

Wasn't expecting running for 3 minutes straight! Towards the end my legs were feeling heavy, I was just getting used to 90 second runs!

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Same here I have just did my first week 3 run, big step to 3 minutes. It was hard going but I did it. I had my husband as a pacer and managed to hit my fastest at 10.33/min 😅 never run in my life!

ckp82
ckp82 in reply to Hanbb21

Mine is more like 12 min😆

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Fantastic!

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.

ckp82
ckp82 in reply to IannodaTruffe

I'm trying to keep on top of that since reading the article a couple of weeks ago 👍

John_W
John_WAmbassador

Are you 'running' or jogging? Have a watch of this:

youtube.com/watch?v=9L2b2kh...

ckp82
ckp82 in reply to John_W

Thanks for the link, I just watched the video and I'd say I'm a bit of both, I will have to check out how my feet land and slow down a bit more!

Nice one, well done!

I completed Wk3 run 2 with my 7 year old this morning. I've slowed it right down and I'm finding the breathing easier now. Definitely agree about the legs, I've really got to try harder to drink more water each day to help with that!

ckp82
ckp82 in reply to Goldilocks82

I will definitely pay more attention to my speed tomorrow

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