Started week 2

I was really surprised today, I thought it would be harder than it was. I found the running part comfortable and the walking pace has picked up. I followed and completed the C25K through week 1 and had a few niggles with my calf's. I'm doing a lot of stretches for my legs, even on the recovery days. I'm not having breathing problems but I did try and follow Laura's breathing tip and failed, I'll give it another go from the start of the next run and see how it goes then.

Very happy so far.

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  • Congratulations on week 1, and all the best for weeks 2, 3, 4...you can do it, and you will feel so much better for it ~ honestly!!

  • Thank you for your words of encouragement, much appreciated

  • Great result from Week 1, if you are moving into Week 2 without any real problems. Week 1 was quite momentous for me to have done something, the Week 2 was quite a step up.

    I too found the breathing tip did not work for me particularly, so I just breathe 'as required'. Later in the programme,when you are running for longer, you may start to get a stitch, and breathing in a little more does help that. So don't forget you do need plenty of air. (That sounds obvious, but it definitely helps when I get a stitch - clears in about 4 big breaths).

    As for other niggles they will come. I don't know how much exercise you did before, but I did none at all. I suffered with knees and tight hamstrings. All gone now. I just get tight calves after 30 minutes of running, but that passes with a stretch and a rest. It is amazing how quickly your body 'tunes-in' to the new job in hand. Just stick with the 3 runs a week and rest days, and don't try to push it too early on.

    Well done, you will not regret starting this!

  • Thank you for your words of encouragement, much appreciated.

  • Been out and about on the bike past 2 months, think its helped me a bit. before that exercise was nil.

  • Brilliant...result! You're on your way - onwards and upwards! :)

    You are certainly not the first to balk at Laura's breathing suggestions, I think many of us have listened, thought, tried, then sworn a 'what the heck?', 'No way Hose!' Continue doing whatever is working for you, you'll almost certainly find that your lung health/capacity improves anyway, so if you start huffing and wheezing in week 2, chances are that by week 4 they will be silent again ;)

    Stay happy, good luck. Cheers, Linda.

  • Thank you for your words of encouragement, much appreciated

  • Well done on completing your first week and all the very best with the rest of your programme.

  • No problems on run 2, run 3 this afternoon then I'm on to week 3. I'm starting week 3 on Friday as I have a bike run planed for Wednesday.

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