First run down

The London marathon today inspired me to get up and have a go at running! I have been an exercise-phobe since I was young and have never been any good at running. First one today on the treadmill required effort but was do-able. I can't imagine making it to week 2 let alone week 9 but everyone's posts on here (especially the people who have graduated or are close to it) are very encouraging! I hope I can keep it up!  


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  • Melly4012 well done for taking the hardest step which is doing the first run after that just follow the programme and take it nice and slow and you will be fine I am sure.Laura us there to guide you through it and the boards are great for encouraging you, I had the same thoughts approx 11 weeks ago.

  • Congratulations on completing your first run!  The plan is a very good one so trust in it and you should be fine. I've completed it twice now, once in 3013 and again just recently so I know how great it is 

    Remember to pace yourself and if you feel tired early on maybe slow down a little, keep posting here so you can get moral support and great advice too.

  • I think the running plan is really well paced. You do have to work at some,if not all, of the runs but you steadily get stronger and more used to it. Really 9 or so weeks is no time at all to get to 30 min consecutive running. It is absolutely brilliant. Stick at it, you'llsoon see results. Assume you can do it. Loads of people have, so why not you?! 

  • Fantastic news. Can I suggest getting out on the roads?  The feeling of the air all around you and different scenery is wonderful. I  know this as I've tried both. Trust the programme. It works. Be ready for tears and elation. Keep a diary on how you feel as it's good to look back on or,  post here after each run. Finally. ...stretch.  Good luck. X

  • Well done.  That first run is definitely the hardest step.  Happy running :)

  • Welcome to one of the best things ever. 

    Folks on here are so supportive and will follow and guide you right through the programme, which is excellent. As boptillyoudrop says, the weeks do fly by and you won't quite believe how you got there, but you will get there, if you stay slow and steady.

    " I am not saying that it is all going to be easy...but I am telling you it is going to be worth it " . :)

  • Congratulations on starting! Three weeks ago I set out on my first day of C25K and came back elated that I did it 😀 Today I am off to do (not to try to do but to actually do) W4R1. I never thought I would look forward to running but the programme seems to be written using some magical formula that makes running possible even for me who was convinced running was not possible for someone of my age/weight/health. Stick with it and in a couple of weeks you will be hooked and looking forwards to run days. The buzz when you tick off each run is amazing! Good luck x

  • Well done for getting started. Keep reading people's posts to keep that inspiration going!

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