Couch to 5K

W1R2 - Pushing through run 1's aches

This morning I did W1R2 and felt it was a lot easier than run 1. The was still a fair amount of procrastination, but certainly felt a lot more motivated to do it today. It's amazing what you can get done when you're avoiding doing something though! I walked out the door and it felt like the intro was a lot shorter this time, or maybe I was walking slower. My calves were certainly aching a lot and it felt harder to to run than before, but overal I was less out of breath than the first day. I can't help but think that week 1 is finishing rather quickly! Also experienced a little hay fever as my running route passes by fields full of rape. Hopefully that won't stop my running.

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Well done for getting started, just remember to take it slow and always take your rest days.

Good luck for your next run


Oooo, don't worry, I'll definitely be taking my rest days but I always find it's the day after the day after that's the worst for aches and pains :)


That will ease as your body grows accustomed to running. Good luck


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