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Wk1 Day1 Big Thank-you

First things first, a big thanks to all who replied to my first post, the motivation does keep you going.

My first day went really well. I was up and about at 5.45am this morning, all geared up and ready to go. I felt great and the fresh air and quiet streets where fantastic. I started off slow but managed to stick the program in full. My final run was tough but I put in extra effort and speed. The feeling was good and I am already looking forward to my next run.

My only issue is that the top of my leg began to ache a little around 10 o'clock this morning and continued throughout the day, I have probably used a muscle I didn't know I had. All in all a great first day, and once again thanks for all the feedback.

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well done you :-) i was up around the same time i had issues with the app tho, not sure if thats just me as i am a bit of a technophobe lol i shall attempt day 2 on weds as im having a rest day in between so currently aiming for mon,weds,fri as my 3 days :-)

ive posted asking for some help re the app so hopefully someone will reply

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Hi There, I was playing some music when it was interrupted by instructions to start running, that is great, however the music did not resume. I had to manually start it again. This might get a bit irritating if you have to restart your music after every instruction. I will try on Wednesday. I am also going for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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I'm technophobic so can't help sorry. Just downloaded the podcasts and that was all straight forward.

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Well done Eric, thats the first one under your belt.

Im sorry I cant offer any advice regarding your music not starting again, I used the podcast so it wasnt my choice of music.

Hope someone can help......

Well done for today and Good Luck , youre up and running ! :-)

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Well done :)

I run Monday, Wednesday, Friday too, it just fits nicely.

I run with the podcast as a playlist on the free Endomondo app so don't know about music x

Definitely jealous of you though, the podcast muzac is dire! Hope you get it sorted.

Keep going :)

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Well done.. you are on the journey!

Stick with it and keep posting! :)

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Well done Erik. We knew you could do it. It is really hard just getting started but you're in the programme now. I am sure you'll see it through. If you're asking your body to do unaccustomed things, it is normal to get some aches and pains. You can help minimize this by not trying to run fast and doing the stretches for after your run up on this website.

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No idea why I am always writing Eric with a "k" . Sorry about that

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Hi Eric

Well done on the running. That's a great start.

I do use the app with my own music. I start my playlist first, then start the app after a few seconds. It usually works ok but as others have said, sometimes the app does play up and you have to start it all again! But saying that, it seems to work most of the time ok.

I did try the podcasts but I couldn't stand Laura's music!

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Hi There, had my music on via the app this morning, and guess what, no issues at all.

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