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I was simply wondering if anybody has experienced the below, whether or not it's normal for a new running.
I'm following a C25K (week 2) plan and start off with a 5min warm up walk. I then find the first round of intervals are the hardest when it comes to breathing, and my heart rate shoots up to 165 - 173 bpm within the first 30 - 40 seconds. I also feel that my legs are weak at this stage.
However, the following intervals (repeats of the first), feel easier, more relaxed and my bpm seems a little lower. I smile to myself that the app says "remember, finish strong"...that's dead easy....starting is the difficult bit!
Maybe I've answered my own question ... "relaxed".
For additional information I'm returning to running but not new to exercise. I don't have the same challenges with cycling, swimming or other lower impact sports (gym sessions).