Week 1, Run 2

Thought I'd go out early this morning to see if it made a difference to me being able to do more than the 25 minutes I achieved last time.

I'm sad to say it didn't. However I did the same amount of time, it was raining too and I don't usually go out at all in that weather. Plus it's that time of the month so I already feel run down.

Feel like I'm coming down with a cold though 😩

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  • Well done for getting out.. are you following the C25K programme? Have you got the week by week plan loaded...?

    Week 1 Run 2, is your 5 minute warm up walk and your 5 minute walk down, plus your walk. run intervals for 20 mins...

    nhs.uk/livewell/c25k/pages/...

    Just checking, with you saying about doing more than the 25 mins you did last time....? you are not running for 25 minutes... :) Phew!

  • Yeah I'm following the programme. Mondays run I did the 5 minute warm up and cool down but I didn't do the whole of the interval section because I struggled to breathe.

    So Monday I ended up doing around 25 minutes of the whole thing as I did today

  • Phew.. I was panicking there... :)

    You are doing fine then; just keep taking it steadily and slowly, the slower the better really.... I started in October last year and some days were so cold or so wet... I seemed to just trudge along...

    Have you got a lightweight buff you can pull up, Ullyrunner recommended them to me at the start and it really helped... :) Especially with rain drips down the back of my neck!

    You will get there...hope you feel better soon... it is that time when we all get the lurgies :)

  • I am only on week 3, but my breathing is the thing that causes me concern too. I found that concentrating on my breathing when I first start running (controlling it, breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth) meant that I didn't have to think about it so much later on. In week 1, I did this for the first two runs (and the recovery walks) and then I was fine.

  • Well done for getting started on it. 25 minutes is really nearly all the full time. Can you go slower? Don't wait till you start having trouble breathing - slow it down right from that very first run. The walk, too - I know Laura says a brisk walk, but it does need to allow you to recover from the run intervals. You're aiming for keeping going, not speed, distance etc. Chances are you'll find it easier on a day when you feel properly well, too.

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