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Week 1 run 1 down and... I actually enjoyed it!

BevFD profile image
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Amazing, I managed the first run today, it wasn't super easy but it wasn't ridiculously tough either and I actually enjoyed it. Looking forward to getting back out there on Thursday.

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IannodaTruffe profile image
IannodaTruffeMentor

Well done on starting. Sounds like you are hooked already. Trust the programme and you will make it and change your life. Don't forget to stretch after each run. It helps to realign muscles and prevent injury and also the worst of the aches that you will probably feel to start with. nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/...

Keep posting your progress. Good luck.

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BevFD in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks, the stiffness is setting in to the legs now! :)

in reply to BevFD

Well done! Sounds just like my W1R1 last week :-) After the initial apprehension and terror of getting out there is all went pretty well, bar the horrendous W1R1 aches!

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Ecclese

Did my first run yesterday couldn't do all the mins asked ..should I try again

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JenniRae in reply to Ecclese

when I first started, it took my three attempts to actually complete week 1 run 1. The important thing is getting out there and trying :) since that first week, I've been able to complete all of the runs, but there's no shame if it takes you a little longer with some of the weeks. Just think about why you are doing this, and let that motivate you to keep trying until you get there - because you will get there! Don't give up.

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runningnearbeirutGraduate in reply to Ecclese

Definitely!

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RenkaGraduate in reply to Ecclese

Just keep repeating the weeks until you can do them easily. I had repeated week 1 runs for 3 weeks and was ready to move on to W2 this week but I have been ill all this week so plan to repeat W1 again when I get back to it.

It doesn't matter how many times you repeat....the main thing is - you're getting out there!

xx

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Nilzed in reply to Renka

I have been repeating week one as well, partly because me? running? And also the midterm holidays interrupted me. I could move on next Monday, but am leaving on a weeks holiday wednesday. Between jet lag, a busy schedule and a change of climate, my plan is to stick with week 1 if i manage to run at all! Will begin Week 2 when i get back. I will have taken six weeks to do it, but that i have done it is quite a lot.

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RenkaGraduate in reply to Nilzed

I couldn't agree more Nilzed. I haven't run for nearly 50 years so I am easing myself into it. I've surprised myself by how well I've done and am disappointed I couldn't get out this week. Next week I'll hopefully get back out there and do W1 again. I'll probably have to repeat every week a few times but it doesn't matter. I'm aiming for the 'Race for Life' in 2015 - so fingers crossed.

Good luck - enjoy your holiday

xx

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JenniRae

Well done for getting out there! Be proud of yourself :) hope you enjoy your second run on Thursday.

Welcome to the BEST forum on the web!!

You are now a runner ~ congratulations.

Remember not to rush it; it will take time and if you follow the program you will get there. You will have some bad runs, but the good ones more than outweigh this.

Remember, running isn't expensive. Good running shoes are the only remotely expensive part of the kit, and these can be last-seasons models which are MUCH cheaper than the current ones, and are just as good.

Keep us posted on your progress. We are genuinely interested and supportive.

One last thing, remember to stretch after running, and take rest days ~ these are very, very important things.

Hiya, I also done WK1R1 yesterday and hope to get back out on thursday so we are at the same stage as each other!!! Like you, I felt it was hard but manageable..just!lol Good luck on your journey.

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BevFD

Thanks all for the words of encouragement, I really appreciate it. I've also signed up for the Race for Life 5k in July, as a former cancer patient this is close to my heart. I'm hoping that will keep me motivated x

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Ecclese

I did second run today ..was better ..think weather helped ...am I doing it right you walk and then run for the time it asks and then walk again...

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BevFD

That sounds right to me (or at least that sounds like my routine) second run for me today too, was a bit harder but my legs are aching!

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