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Topic - Training/racing - the first 40 mins is the hardest...

highclimber - on 23 Apr 2014
Whenever I go training or start a race (assuming it's for over an hr), I always find the first 40 or so mins really hard work even on easy flat terrain. As my body warms up I find I can breath easier and I can maintain a steady pace at most angles (I'm talking fell and trail running BTW) but the start always kills me.
I'm reasonably fit, regularly running 10k distance without issue and with average times (based on my positions in races) but I'd like to decrease the time it takes for my body to get going, as it were, especially for the shorter races. It's not so much an issue for the longer ones though I suppose it would benefit my finish times a little.

Any specific training I can do? Is it even possible? does anyone else suffer from the same issue?

thanks in advance.
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