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Thought I'd say hi as I'm new to the forum. Been doing couchto5k since early August and did W6R2 this morning, so going for the 25 minute one in a couple of days. Very plased and surprised with how it's gone so far - I'm managing to keep going for the different times, although I am very slow! Thought I might have to repeat a lot of the runs as I hadn't done any running except for buses and trains since I used to do a bit of (slow!) orienteering before our kids were born <cough> 37 years ago, but so far I've managed them first time - there's plenty of opportunity for that to change, though. The first few runs did make me realise how shallow my breathing tends to be and having Laura's tips has helped a lot with that, which has to be a good thing the rest of the time too.


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  • Just continue to run nice and slow and you will complete the job in one piece. Finishing is everything. Speed, time, distance not important

    Keep up the great work! โ˜บ

  • Welcome! It sounds as if things are going really well. Slow and steady is the key to this.

    Keep going - it's all about consolidation runs from here on.

  • Well done for getting so far through the programme! The C25k programme really is amazing and completing it is one of the best decisions you'll ever make! Slow is good! You're clearly doing the right thing so keep it up.

    This forum is one of the best places on the internet. It's full of all types of runners who are the most incredible, inspirational people you will ever meet! Post here for advice, encouragement and to let everyone celebrate your successes with you! :)

  • Slow and steady is what gets us around consistently :) You are doing great :)

  • Thanks, all. There's not really much choice about slow :-D but at least it means i get to enjoy the views - I'm lucky to be able to get out into lovely countryside straight from home :-)

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