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Week 3 run 1

I just ran week 3 and have to say running the first 3 min run was really hard. Quite out of breath. I reduced it down to 2 min run and 1 min walks and ended up doing 12 mins in total of running. My phone went weird so didn't have podcast to listen too so did it with timer. Run for 2 min walk for 1 min and did this 6 times. Kind of making up but really wanted to make sure I did something. Any advicentre welcome

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Well done.

I would recommend redoing the run with the programme's intervals, just so that you know you are ready to move on.

Have you read the guide to the plan? healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

It may be helpful.

If you are out of breath, slow down.

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Yes have read the guide. Yes will do it again and sort out the app as it suddenly went off!

I think I was out of breath and yet in the later running intervals it was all really nice and thought to myself that I could do 3 mins now that I was further into it.

Really enjoying the programme and thanks for replying so quick

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Read this healthunlocked.com/couchto5... which may explain it.

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Thank you that is really helpful. I am going to warm up more and take it slow. Really looking forward to next run.

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slow down for sure - but especially at the very beginning of your first run. it's far easier to start slow and keep going! I remember thinking I was going slowly, and then as I reached weeks 8 and 9 finding new depths of slowness to make sure I could complete the runs :)

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Thank you for the advice and support. Looking forward to next run.

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it sounds like you're going to do great :)

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