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My first run today- wish me luck W1R1

So I've downloaded the app and I'm gonna go for my first run today. My chest feels a little tight as just been diagnosed with asthma but I'll do what I can. Any tips for first time? Focused but nervous but excited too. Wishing all you who are running today all the best. Your posts here have been so encouraging xx

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Good luck!! It will seem really tough but just keep going and remember that you already did the hard part by getting up and starting and thats what matters!!! Dont go to fast and look forward to how proud you are going to feel at the end!!!! Well done for getting out there x๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Aw thank you so much, it's so true, taking the first step is hard. I really appreciate your encouragement and advice xx

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Take it slow and steady at every stage - let the programme guide you through it - I was standing in your shoes 9 weeks ago, and I've just graduated - and can now run 5k in just over 30 minutes. Definitely couldn't do that before and it's down to the programme that I can - so have faith and take it steady! Good Luck!

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Thank you and wow what an inspiration you are! I'll check back in 9 weeks and let you know how I'm getting on!

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Good luck. Keep it slow and steady. I found it helped to count my paces in the 60 second runs. The first time it feels like the longest minute of your life! So knowing how many seconds you've got to run helps. Let us know how you get on.

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Thank you GrannyO๐Ÿ˜€

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Did my first earlier this week.

Steady away, slow and easy.

Hark at me sounding like an expert and I certainly am not.

Stick with it.๐Ÿ‘

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I'm listening to you ๐Ÿ˜€ thank you.

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Slow and steady and just enjoy! It works honestly

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€

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Good luck, I'm sure you will be fine but take an inhaler out with you just in case and if you start to struggle just slow down even more so you are just above walking pace. :0)

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Thank you, just packed my inhaler in my hip bag ๐Ÿ˜€

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Water too. X

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Check xx

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Good morning.

I started last week & I was shocked at how I found it difficult to complete the 1st run but you know what.... i did it. Don't give up. Every run makes you stronger and now I've almost completed week 2.

My advice would be to go slow and concentrate on your breathing. It does help. My 1st run I was panting like a dog and blowing like a storm but once I mastered my breathing, it did become easier.

I wish you well and keep us posted.

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Thank you Donna, I'll let you know how I get on x

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Definitely take you inhaler, maybe even take a puff of it before you start, slow and steady gets you to the end of every run, speed records come later.

Week 1 can be the hardest runs of the program and we have all been through them and all remember them vividly.

As you work you way through the run just remember, you aren't on your own, we are all there alongside you.

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Good luck. Just take your time and enjoy yourself,

Slow, slow, slower. No hurry at all, which is what's so brill about the programme

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Guys I did it did it! Having a happy cry in my 5 min walk . Thank you xxxx

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Well done! A happy cry is a wonderful thing, expect more of those in the weeks to come! You can absolutely do this and you will be amazed by the whole process. Good luck. :)

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I did my first run on Sunday, it was tough as I have NEVER been into running, and have always avoided it! Just listen to your body and take it easy, from what I've learned from reading other people's posts, this programme is about slowly building up your running ability, everybody needs to do this to suit them. Good luck with the programme, I'm doing run number 2 tonight ๐Ÿ˜

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