Thighs like lead!

Just finished r2 of week 9. After about 10 mins of running my thighs felt so so heavy like they were going to seize up! I did manage the whole 30 mins. I think I read somewhere that if you take a natural iron supplement then this helps with the lactic acid building up. Wonder if this is what I've got? Any suggestions? (have got ice packs on them now.....bliss!

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  • no idea! Sorry was this the first time it's happened? just wondering as youre so far through the programme if it had happened before.

    BTW congrats on getting to w9 :)

  • Thankyou. Started happening about 5 runs ago. But yesterday's was a killer! Gud luck with your runs

  • Heaps of stretching, water and rest. It should come good. Good luck!

  • I have had personal trainers recommend taking a "baby" aspirin after strenuous exercising to reduce the build-up of lactic acid. Also, be sure to properly stretch after each run, and consume some protein and carbohydrates withing 30 after running/exercising. This is the prime time that your body will absorb the necessary nutrients from these foods, and use them for energy instead of storing them for fat.

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