Week 1 completed - need to stop clock watching! - Couch to 5K

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Week 1 completed - need to stop clock watching!

Well that's week 1 done. Cant say I have found it easy but at least it is one more week of exercise than I have done in the last 20 years!

Still find myself checking my watch and counting down to when I can stop running and start walking! Looking forward to when I feel more comfortable and can run beyond the change over without realising.

Anyway looking forward to Week 2 now - and just realised I don't even know what is involved.



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Well done on completing week 1. Im sure it will get easier and i know you eill smash it ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Hi Peter, well done on completing week 1. Iโ€™m working through week 3 and find myself clock watching too. If you find a โ€œcureโ€ please share because Iโ€™d love to hear how you did it.

Good luck with your running journey!

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I was clock watching quite a lot. Now, I don't take a watch, my mobile that plays the C25K is hidden in a waist band, so I just need to listen. Taking out and putting back my mobile takes too long and it's not very easy.

The other thing I did is depending on a day: concentrating on music lyrics, or telling myself 'ok, only till this crossroad, or tree, or Sainsbury's, or bin, or bush' (depending where I'm running). This helped me concentrate more on the surroundings including nature on the streets, colour of the sky, or amount of clouds. Everything to distract from a difficult run :P


Well done, each week will be a challenge but every run you do strengthens you that little more preparing you for the next run

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Relax and enjoy it. Probably slowing down would help and will not affect your body's adaptation.

Have you read this guide to the plan healthunlocked.com/couchto5... it may be helpful.

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