Couch to 5K
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W2 R1 that was a challenge!

I was ok until the final 1:30 run, that nearly killed me! I couldn't even bring my legs to do a brisk walk to cool down 😂 Got a Fitbit today so it was interesting to see stats after too. Let's hope run 2 is a little easier!

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I would say perhaps you need to run more slowly? It's easy to set off fast but in Week 2 you don't have the conditioning for it...

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Slow down...then you will find the next run a breeze!

Well done you!

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Thanks Oldfloss! I think you're right, my pace today was probably quicker than w1. It's amazing how often you need to keep reminding yourself to slow down, isn't it?!

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Oh yes.. even I have to tell myself.. slow down you!!!

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Keep with me and let the 🐌 overtake and it's a bit easier: Doing this run for the second time tomorrow morning. Well done for completing it

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Thanks! Maybe if I wear a shell on my back it'll be a constant reminder to slow down?! Good luck tomorrow morning

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I can't really do anything but slow so it works for me.I'll post how I get on next time. Good luck for your next run.

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Thank you 😊

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Start my week 2 on Tuesday and worried about jelly legs too, well done for completing it ... doesn't matter how fast you get there... every finish is a win... feel as proud of yourself as we are of you 👍🏃👍

Ps...Fitbit is addictive... had mine for a couple of month and I am obsessed!! The Strava app is good too... you can build up a log of all your runs with stats etc ...

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Thank you! You're right, I should feel proud and stop thinking about how it was challenging. Good luck on Tuesday, let us know how it goes 😁

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snail pace minus 1 and today I even got down to snail pace minus 2

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Slowly, slowly, very slowly...it will be easier the slower you start, it easy to start Week 2 with quicker running because you think that’s what you ought to do but actually it’s best to start every run slowly, even at W9R3 😉

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Well done!!

I used to do that too early on... almost sprint then be puffed out and struggle (still have to be mindful of that) but once I realized what I was doing ‘wrong’ I slowed and settled in to a good pace.

I need to speed up again now!

Stick with it 😃.

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Glad to hear I'm not the only one who's done that, so thank you! It's another lesson learnt and will hopefully make it more enjoyable next time 😁

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