Slown starts.

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Apr 2012
9:17am, 12 Apr 2012
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The first 10 mins or so is really your warm up, then you feel better!
Apr 2012
9:45am, 12 Apr 2012
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about 1st 20 mins for me, glad I'm not alone :)
Apr 2012
10:00am, 12 Apr 2012
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Yeap, same here!

The first mile is always a killer no matter what I do but fine after that.
Apr 2012
12:02pm, 12 Apr 2012
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Always laugh about this with my Sister and my wife who both run. First mile or so thinking.why am I doing this? I hate running, Im going back. I never do but always think it/ feel it. Its a weird one.

Apr 2012
1:02pm, 12 Apr 2012
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It takes me a couple of miles or so to feel ok. I'm resigned to it now :-)
Apr 2012
1:09pm, 12 Apr 2012
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Star x
yep same here :-) I take out a beginners group and for the first few weeks they never run longer than 10 mins (walk/run) - so I am constantly telling them this - and assuring them once they get past this stage it will start to feel better they just need to see this through for another wee bit
Apr 2012
1:13pm, 12 Apr 2012
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I can pretty much lay down a formula for my runs:

Out the door, no warm up, feel fine.
Two minutes in my left plantar really starts to twinge (I've tried stretches, it really doesn't help).
Three and a half minutes in, it feels file.
For the first three minutes my HRM claims my heart rate is 210! And then jumps down to a comfortable 140/150.
Mile two to three I get really sweaty and the sleeves are rolled up as I start to overheat.

Then it's plain sailing no matter whether it's a long/short/sprints/trundle.
Until, about 1/2 mile from the finish when my brain starts telling me it's time to give up. That last half mile is always the killer.
Apr 2012
1:24pm, 12 Apr 2012
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Yes, and it seems to getting further. Though, in my last 10k race, I started even easier than usual and noticed that I didn't really notice it.

Though, I find that if I have a distraction eg running with someone and chatting, I don't notice it the same.
Apr 2012
9:14am, 13 Apr 2012
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I'm the same, the first two miles is normally rubbish with lots of panting, that's probably why I don't enjoy 5k's

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