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Struggle today

Hi all, this is my first post. I am 40 and fat and unfit, but i can change two of those!! I am on my first day of week two and i really struggled. That exta 30 seconds seem an eternity. I just xould not do the 4th run and i only did about 40 seconds of the 5th run. Im doing it in the gym.i think im gonna do the next run outside..😣😣 any advice is welcome. Thanks C

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Hi Claireo. Welcome. 6 weeks ago I started and struggled to run for 1 minute. Repeat a day until you are ok and can do it. You will - I didn't believe it but stick to the programme it really works. I am now up to 20mins which I didn't think would ever be me. I love it. I almost feel like a runner and look forward to my runs. Feel better and my jeans are loose!! Good luck. You can do this xx


Thanks michlou65. I am feeling very determined. I dont care that im slow..i am faster than when i was sat on the sofa..i think i might do this day again and complete it 100%


You will. Don't rush. It's not about speed at this point. Just get out there and do it. I repeated day 1 twice before I moved on x


You've answered your own post. You'll get it next time no problem! Nice and slow, remember.


Thank you.


Slow and steady and keep repeating that when you are running. I've just completed week 2 and am totally amazed as I struggled run 1 but run 3 I breezed it. I can't believe how quick your body gets used to it. It's mind over matter also but remember slow and steady.

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Thats true... i could not even run for 30 seconds 3 weeks ago. So any improvment is an achievement. Cx


I think lots of us feel like that at the beginning, but just going and trying beats sitting on the couch any day of the week! Try a run outside but keep it slow, you'll find it hard to leave yourself after the treadmill and I speak from experience! Onwards and ever forwards...


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