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Wk2 R1

Wk2 R1

Oh my god how much harder does 90 seconds feel ..... And.....you think 2 mins of walking oh thats ok but then its over before you know it.

I feel a little like im falling behind which i know is silly but i should have done this one yesterday but with the snow i couldnt get out and the ice today i nearly didnt get done but luckily in my last place i could go the trail was quite clear and just very watery.

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Well done, you did it.

Have you read the guide to the plan healthunlocked.com/couchto5... which may give you some pointers.

If you are finding it difficult, slow down. Going too fast for your current fitness level is the common mistake.

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You are not the only one. I completed W2R2 this morning (and it seemed much easier than W2R1). Maybe I had a bad day on Monday (for W2R1) or maybe its part of the adaptation. During my Monday run, I was convinced that there was something wrong with the podcast, and that 90 secs wasn't really 90secs (but much longer). When I got home, I actually measured the duration of the first couple of 90 sec runs (yes - they were 90 sec) and then started wondering what technology could be used so that 90 sec increased in length while running, but shrank back to a real 90 sec when stationary at home! For the v experienced perspective of somebody 1 run ahead of you - all I can say is keep going - it is better the next time

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Well done for completing W2 R1...trust the program, every run is buiding stamina, making you stronger for the next..

You are doing this! 😊...

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Well done! Falling behind?

As I see it each run done is success and one step closer to the goal.

So allow yourself a small pat on the back for what you have done so far, especially in such bad conditions at the moment ...... then look to W2 R2!

I did this yesterday and whilst not comfortable it felt slightly easier than the run before it.

P

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Same here re: R2

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Its very comforting to know that R2 may feel easier for me also.

Thanks :-)

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You're on track, try not to worry and continue to give it your best shot.

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I guess because I had kinda planned my run days and due to the adverse weather I haven't been able to stick to it that's why I felt I was behind but I suppose even for those who have graduated they have to plan their runs in and we are all effected by the weather so I suppose the message really is don't get too drawn in to a routine, allow for changes, although a routine can be good it also needs flexibility to succeed.

I am weirdly looking forward to Wk2 R2 just to see if I do find it easier because although I didn't think it would be it was greatly different to Wk1.

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It doesn’t matter how often you get out, just that you DO! That way you’ll keep progressing. There’s no problem if you end up taking 2 or 3 days between runs. Due to work and Home comments I can only get out twice most weeks. It doesn’t stop the feel good feeling, and it doesn’t mean you’re not progressing. You’re doing great! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Liz x

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