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Hi , I am new to this, wanting to give it a go as have never run before, I am a walker and need to shed a few dress sizes. Just completed week 2 and have noticed the leap from week 2 to week 3 seems a big one, did everyone else find this? 😊

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Only if they peeked :)

Welcome to this great forum.. you are going to love it here.. friendly and helpful advice and loads of support. Follow the C25K programme which takes you slowly and steadily and safely to Graduation.

Take your rest days and do bit of extra exercise on the rest days too.. the NHS Strength and Flex is very helpful, many of us have used it :)

nhs.uk/Livewell/strength-an...

Listen to your body and ask any questions you may have. Don't push too hard... that is the way to the IC :)

Post regularly, it is great motivation and we are all in this together, whatever stage we are at on our running journey :) There are quite a few Newbies starting currently too and it is great to support each other:)

I love my quotes, as folk on here will tell you.. love this one I found today,

" The more you try, the better you get. So, instead of worrying, just get started and eventually, you'll figure it out " :)

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Thank you so much for the advise this is a great forum and is definitely helping me keep motivated, I will give it my best, I found the first run daunting and didn't manage the last repeat but this made me more determined for the second one and have completed all since! Just aware that to go from 90 seconds to 3 mins running may take a couple of attempts. Thanks again ready to conquer! 😜

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You will do it.. welcome aboard :)

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Thank you 😊

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It's mind over matter. Tell yourself you can do it and give it your best shot. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

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I've just done week three and I did panic because I felt I could only run 3 mins but surprisingly I did it fine so don't worry you can do it ! I also had never run before but after losing 5.5 stone I felt I needed to do something !

You CAN do this x

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Wow good on you! I bet you feel incredible!

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Read the early posts of Graduates :) We all felt trepidation at the time increases LOL. But just think - the time you have ALREADY spent is a HUGE increase on the time you spent the day before running on ...well, running :) And thin too - week two is a FIFTY PERCENT increase on the time you spent running in week one! :)

Slow and steady, repeat runs as necessary - less than 10% get to 5K anyway in 9 weeks, we had a poll here a while back - observe the Rest days and hang out here with us :)

You absolutely can make it to Graduation - and beyond :)

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Thank you I will aim for the three but won't beat myself up if I only do 2.5 or 2 the first time, am running every other day so can make up the time 😊 thank you 😜

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Most of us took longer than 9 weeks also :)

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Oh eek - I am due to do week3!

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I have just finished week 3 and was dreading the words "you're now going to run for three minutes" but I did it. Yes I was tired but you can do it just remember it's not a race and to take it steady and easy.

I'm about to start week 4 and feeling apprehensive but looking forward to it!

Good luck and in the words of Sarah, "you're doing great" πŸ˜„

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Snap !!

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And I did my first run of week 4 and LOVED IT! Whoop whoop. For the first time I felt like I was a runner who did a bit of walking, rather than the other way round

Good luck Baz62 with this week.

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Cheers hon

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Thanks will choose flatter ground and go for it ! 😊

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I am in the same position. I just started w3. I have had a hip replacement and am 55 so not ideal to be a runner W3 R1 was hard but I did it!!!

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Wow well done Kim, I've just done w 3 r1 and like you I found it hard but I surprised myself by completing it πŸŽ‰πŸ˜Š

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Just done run 2. Was good especially after the long walk yesterday. Am enjoying this.

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You are just ahead of me. I am starting w2 tomorrow. Well done on your weight loss πŸ˜ƒ I lost 6 stone about 5 years ago and have tried to maintain the loss every since. I too like you wanted to get fit by running, we can do it, have faith πŸ˜ƒ. Keep us posted

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Just finished w3 r3 it was hard but not half as bad as expected! 😊

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