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Running - legs feel like tree trunks!

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trinni Wed 31-Aug-11 20:38:43

I've been exercising regularly 2/3, sometimes 4 times per week, for 6 weeks.

It began as power-walking and has progressed to some running (with walking) and I'd say I'm doing about 2 miles per session - so not massive distance but I'm covering the distance in half the time I was in the beginning.

I sweat like buggery but I haven't lost an ounce and TBH my legs feel like they're bigger than before - how?

Perhaps this is an early phase and will gradually result in weight loss. I don't have masses to lose; a stone would bring me back to my ideal weight.

Someone come and reassure me please.

trinni Wed 31-Aug-11 20:41:18

Oops sorry - posted in the wrong section!

trinni Wed 31-Aug-11 20:42:13

Unless, of course, anyone considers this a S&B matter smile

melodyangel Wed 31-Aug-11 20:44:26

Come over to the couch to 5k thread. Lots of advice and encourgement and hiding stuff in bras!

When I started running my legs felt the same but i think it was the muscules getting stronger and pulling everything up a bit so although I felt bigger I was a lot more toned.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/sports_and_exercise/1257852-The-Couch-to-5k-2011-Part-3-Keep-Holding-My-Hand-So-We-Don-t-get-Separated

trinni Wed 31-Aug-11 20:54:10

Thank you melody - I'll come and have a look.

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