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Just done first run week one

Sallyiow
Sallyiow
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Well I've started, been going to start for a few month but had tendentious and slow recovery. Did first run on treadmill, my calf muscles were hurting but managed to get through it.

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useitorloseit

Well done! Plenty of good advice from the nice folk on here, so keep posting how you're getting on :)

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useitorloseit
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in reply to useitorloseit

And don't forget your stretches afterwards ...

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Sallyiow

What stretches should I do after each run? useitorloseit?

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useitorloseit
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in reply to Sallyiow

Here is the link:

nhs.uk/livewell/c25k/pages/...

They really help. :)

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Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Welcome to this community and well done for taking the first step on the programme - often the hardest. Come here to share your triumphs and when you need support.

Good luck!

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Sallyiow
Sallyiow
in reply to Ullyrunner

Thank you Ullyrunner, I will keep you all informed, but yes it is hard going my first week....

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Vixchile
VixchileGraduate

Well done for starting you won't regret it! A warning you might become obsessed but you won't find a better place for advice, support and encouragement. Good luck with your c25k journey!

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Sallyiow
Sallyiow
in reply to Vixchile

Oh no.....i will become addicted to running!!! thanks vixchile.

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aliboo70

Yay Sally!! well done! knew you could do it :) welcome to the forum!

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Sallyiow
Sallyiow
in reply to aliboo70

I will keep you all updated with my progress thanks aliboo70

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Mousey1st

I started yesterday, it was hard work! I'm struggling with keeping at it though. I'm meant to be doing the second run tomorrow...

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emkeenan
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in reply to Mousey1st

Keep going Mousey! You've done it once and you can do it again, after the first couple of runs you'll be surprised how quickly it becomes routine and you start looking forward to getting out :)

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Sallyiow
Sallyiow
in reply to emkeenan

Thank you emkeenan, Im hoping one day to be just like you...

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hope2runoneday
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in reply to Mousey1st

You've started and with the help of all your friends on here you can finish. Stick with it, that first week seems so tough but this program really works and in no time you'll be surprising yourself. Slow and steady are the way forward, no heroics necessary. Keep checking in here for encouragement and motivation and good luck.

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Sallyiow

thank you hope2runoneday, first week does seem hard

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hope2runoneday
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in reply to Sallyiow

I'm just about to start week 7 and I'd be lying if I said I'd found any of them easy, but they are surprisingly possible. I did have to repeat one or two runs but I really don't mind, I keep moving forward and have become a believer that I will get to w9r3 as I'm sure you will if you just stick with it. Good luck.

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runswithdogs
runswithdogsGraduate

Way to go! You'll be amazed where the program takes you!

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Sallyiow

Thanks runswithdogs

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helenbones
helenbonesGraduate

Well done - it's a great programme (I've only just graduated) - not always easy but is do-able and you will be amazed how far you will progress.

Great advice from the community here and some really nice, supportive fellow runners.

good luck and happy running

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Sallyiow
Sallyiow
in reply to helenbones

thank you helenbones I will keep check back with community

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runningphobe_no_more

Well done - Starting is the hardest part. Now just keep listening to Laura, don't try to go fast, and if necessary take the Mastermind catch-phrase for a motto "I've started, so I'll finish" .

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Sallyiow

Thank you runningphobe I need all advice

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pinkangel16
pinkangel16Graduate

Yeah, well done for starting.

What you need to bear in mind is that we all started just where you are now. I for one found that first run damn hard and wondered how on earth this programme would ever get me running for 30 mins.

But slow and steady and we got there. The weeks pass surprisingly quickly. Before you know it you'll be conquering week after week.

Stick with it - it's well worth it, believe me.

:-) :-)

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Sallyiow

Thank you for your encouragement, I think I will need it!!

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