first run feeling

I went out for my W1R1 last night, hubby said I was mad "it's too hot", but accompanied me on his bike, I didn't know anyone could ride a bike that slow!!. I finished felt absolutely knackered but fantastic that I'd made it just following Laura's instructions.

Today I swear my trousers are not so tight, can it really be rendering the fat off this quick? I really enjoyed my run last night, feeling it slightly in my legs, can't wait for tomorrow to go again!!

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  • Well done, the first one is one of the hardest.

  • well done, im W1R3 and feel knackered, its not as if im actually running, i just about manage to bob along, nice of your hubby to go along with you, im taking my 2 young dogs, at least were doing something , good luck x

  • Good for you! If you can run when it's hot you can do anything! Keep on running 🏃

  • Well done on starting the C25K program. You really wont regret it, it is a wonderful thing :)

    Are you using the nhs C25K podcasts with the lovely Laura?

  • Thanks Zev1966 and yes I'm listening to Laura. I found the music and Laura distracted me from feeling like everyone's watching me. I got so much further than I thought I would. Really feeling positive now.

  • Don't worry about speed, run no faster than you feel comfortable doing. Also do no more than Laura asks of you. It's a very well designed program, that increases the amount of running you do very gradually. In this way you minimise the risk of injury, and just about anyone is able to run for 30 minutes continuously by the end of the 9 weeks.

    Stick with Laura, and do as she says. You will be amazed at what you are able to achieve. What will surprise you even more, is that by the end of the program you will have become a running adict. You don't believe me now, but you wait, you'll see :)

  • We did that, too! I felt a bit silly with a walking pace cycling body guard, but it was really good to have the moral support in those first few runs. I did W9R3 yesterday - he even offered to come with me for that one too!

    Good luck!

  • Well done , off to a good start 😊 just keep following Laura she will guide you through 😊

  • Well done! You will feel it a little in the legs at first, it gets better, as they get more used to it. I wonder if you maybe going a tad too fast (a lot do at first) as you say you didn't know anyone could ride a bike that slow! so keep it slow & steady😊

  • You might be right about the speed, although I wasn't struggling. I'm really feeling it in the legs today BUT I AM doing run 2 tonight!! and will make sure I stretch a bit more at the end.

  • Update - I went for run 2 last night, with hubby riding shotgun again, my lower thighs just above the knee were still painful. I think I was trying to be too brisk with the walking on run1, I eased back a bit and it felt much better.

    I was walking too fast not the running!! Today legs a little stiff but chuffed to bits to have completed 2 runs this week. Feeling good.

  • Well done for taking that first step!

    As davelinks and many of us will tell you, slow and steady is the way to get through the programme! It builds up slowly to get you to the 30 minute run after nine weeks. Forget distance, forget speed..just go gently and you will be fine!

    Your body will give you lots of messages as you progress... a sort of 'what the heck is happening ' thing! Exercise on your rest days, strength and flex are great!


    No the surplus bits don't come off that fast :) if at all... the programme is not intended for weight loss. .( although some folk do lose weight) but you will feel toned and tighter...and a great deal healthier, physically and mentally :)

  • Hi there - I did my W1R1 yesterday too also with my hubby - he's not a runner either but better than me and had to keep circling back to me as I was so slow :-) but like you it was great to have the support AND it kept me motivated - Off tomorrow for second run...Good Luck :-)

  • Keep with the programme and you'll be fine😄

  • Great start - don't forget to stretch after your runs - it helps with the stiffness.

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