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9/4/15 11:03 P

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I don't think my crappy/good runs are that predictable. Most of my runs are somewhere in the middle. But then I'll have the occasional fantastic run and the occasional really sucky run. Lots of factors, from hydration to sleep to other activities going on.

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9/2/15 7:01 P

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Great question and great advice! Thank you to everyone!

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8/30/15 11:39 P

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When I was a regular runner (I'm re-starting now) I varied the run distance through the week, saving my long runs for the weekend. I found that having a few shorter runs in there helped me to recover and left me less fatigued for my longer runs. Crappy runs/lead legs can be a sign of overtraining.

Anyhoo, you're doing great and on track for your race, right? Just listen to your body and get the rest you need as well as the workouts. You're rocking it!

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8/30/15 1:04 A

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You are doing emoticon Remember that when you are doing ST, it is tearing little muscle fibers in order for your muscles to grow. For example, if you do a leg training day and do a run the next day, it will not feel good and it won't be pretty. Your legs are hurting from the day before and don't have the normal strength. When you get ready for a race, it is HIGHLY recommended not to do any ST the week before race. Allow your body to recover and get ready for race day. When race day comes, you will be amazed on how you have improved.

Keep it up! Have a great weekend!

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8/29/15 6:58 P

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Mina, nah, I worries. Some daysmrunningjust sucks. It happens to all runners.

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8/29/15 1:10 A

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What a relief to hear it's normal! I've been running about a month now - and the running isn't for the whole time. I'm doing a 5k training program (the Zombies, Run! one), so it's run/walking. I'm getting better at having more of the time be running, but then today was so hard I just feared something was wrong. I really appreciate the reassurance!

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8/29/15 12:37 A

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Yep, I always find this to be the case. Some runs (at least 1 per week) feel like I'm running uphill bothways. The longer you have run for (like in months etc), the less you will find it happening - at least that is how I experienced it.

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8/28/15 11:49 P

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Totally agree with Kirsten. My run yesterday was awful. I couldn't breathe, everything hurt....
Your run time do seem long for a beginner. How long have you been running?

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8/28/15 10:26 P

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Oh my yes! For me it's every third run that leaves me questioning my sanity. Also, those seem like rather long runs. How long have you been at it?

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It seems like every other run is a good run, where I'm doing better and feeling it and it goes great. Then the ones in between are tough, it's like pulling teeth, my back hurts, I can't run nearly as much, etc.

I'm doing runs MoWeFr, strength training (mostly upper body, but also the lower body stuff that TXHRT4U recommended to help strengthen my running muscles) TuThSa, and Sunday is a day of rest. I don't think I'm overtraining - my runs are about 45 minutes to an hour, but everything else is only about half an hour.

Is it normal that I'm having some feel easier than others? I'm still so new to running and I don't know what's typical and what is an issue.

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