I don't have access to Laura. Can anyone give me any of her inspirational pep talks?

Hello. I have just completed w4r2. I never thought I would be able to get past w1 but I keep plodding on! I am using the RunDouble app on my phone as I wasn't able to download the podcasts. I feel like I am missing out on some inspirational messages from 'Laura'. Can anyone give me a few pointers ie breathing, pace or just how to get through the next few weeks. I have read many of your blogs which has helped me so far. Thankyou


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  • I have my last run today, but I downloaded the app from my phone marketplace and didn't have Laura's words of encouragement, didn't think too much about it until I started reading blogs on how Laura's words had encouraged people, I get a basic warm up, run, half way, cool down and complete. Interested to see the comparison I borrowed my sons iPod and downloaded week 9, I am now greatly disappointed that I hadn't used it before it was so encouraging. I have almost completed the programme now but want to continue so am going to treat myself to a cheap (prob 2nd hand) iPod that allows podcast and use that. The difference is remarkable.

    Good luck with the runs, i have found it to be as much mental attitude as physical endurance but you will get there and you deserve to be proud of yourself.

  • Just a cheap mp3 player does the trick. A very quick look online throws up several under a tenner.

  • Don't buy an mp3 player - your phone will do the trick. Download a podcast player, point that at the NHS choices podcast, and away you go.

  • Can you download them to your computer from here?: nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/...

    Then you could listen to them on the computer before you do each run.

  • We used the rundouble app and listened to Laura ahead of the run. Laura is much nicer then the lady on the RD app. ;-) Gayle

  • how about downloading them from the nhs link onto a micro sd card & then inserting this into your phone. this is how I started as I didnt understand how to add anything from my computer to the mobile. x

  • I just downloaded i onto my phone its an old phone but still works. convert it to MP3 on itunes, plug the phone into the computer with the lead and send it to the phone.

  • I downloaded the podcasts as mp3 files onto my pc and then to my phone and I can listen to them through RunDouble - just pick the relevant podcast as your music track and off you go!

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