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Finished week 2 dreading week 3!

iceice_maybe
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Iv just done my 3rd run of week 2 this morning. Im dreading next week 3 mins of constant running!

Iv found the first few runs really difficult to get breath back but after that the last ones are OK, does anyone have the same problem or tips?

It's giving me so much confidence as I suffer anxiety and I'm finding it a huge boast!

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GettingFitter

Well done on completing week 2. You've made a great start. It's worth warming up and down as this should help you get your breath back. If I am particularly puffed I raise my arms above my head breathing in and move them down breathing out. I find it helps. Good luck with Week 3.

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iceice_maybe
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in reply to GettingFitter

Thanks great tip will give it a go!

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Dunder2004
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Take it as slow as you can on the running sections IIM. If you are out of breath, you are going too fast.

You will be amazed at how quickly you improve and how your body adapts to the new demands you are placing on it. Just take it steady and, in time, three minutes will feel 'easy'.

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iceice_maybe
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I do think I push myself a bit, I think next week I will take it easier and hopefully will be fine. Thanks

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herewego86

I promise you. You'll be totally fine. Read my post from last week. I did my first run of week 3 today and it was amazing!

Go slooooow really really pace yourself. I kept telling myself to slow down. Listen to Laura she'll get you through.

What I did was when I set off I looked at my watch and said to myself "in 45 mins I'll be back home in a hot shower having smashed this run!"

Good you! You got this!! Xx

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runner56
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As has been said by the esteemed posters above, keep it nice and slow. You are not in a race but do need to keep moving forward. You will be surprised how quickly 3 mins will pass.

Dont fret about this. You will crack it. Good luck

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Kasmcc100
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I find if I chew gum it helps me to breath correctly as I have a habit of holding my breath. Airwaves or extra works best.

I know I thought I would never be able to run for the 3 minutes, but it using such s sense of accomplishment when it is done. Just listen to Laura. She just seems to able to say the right thing when you need it.

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iceice_maybe
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I have chewed gum on my last few runs as I did get a really dry mouth but I will try the airwaves one. I'm not sure it's just a mental barrier rather than Physical!

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Coddfish
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Well done on making a start. If you find you are running out of breath, you need to find a way of slowing down. You need a running motion but it doesn't need to be significantly faster than your walking speed. Good luck.

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iceice_maybe
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I will try to slow down, I do think I'm a bit hung up on how far etc I go. Thanks

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