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Week 2 run 1 struggle!!!

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Hi all!!! I'm 52 years old and determined to get fit, I lost almost 2 st over the course of last year, had a hysterectomy 4 months ago and now I feel fab for the first time in quite a few years. So after doing week 1, I was raring to go on WK 2!!!! 90 seconds feels like an eternity at the moment, am praying it gets easier on run 2 tomorrow Lol!!!!

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Anthie profile image

Hi, did you run W2R1 today? Because if it is the case, you shouldn't run tomorrow and give your body time to recover. And... slow down on your next run: you don't have to rush through the 90 seconds. Take your time and paradoxically, you might find those 90 seconds quite short and very enjoyable.

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Cola65Graduate in reply to Anthie

No, run 1 was Monday, my muscles are aching today, so I've been for a walk and planning to attempt run2 tomorrow. I probably started off to quickly, got to try to pace myself better, I'll get there tho!!!

Well done. Follow the programme to the letter. Run at a nice slow joggle and you will be fine :)

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Cola65Graduate in reply to

Yes, you are right I need to go slower I think, and try to stick to the flat area's, problem is my house is on a hill!! I think I'll enjoy it once I get more able.

CatMo13 profile image

Well done to you sounds like you’ve been through a lot. I am similar age to you and just finished week3. You can do it if I can ! Good luck with ur next run after the rest day.

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Cola65Graduate in reply to CatMo13

Thanks, I think I'm going to need lots of willpower to get through this challenge tho!!! I couldn't have chosen a worse month to start could I, dark, cold, wet and windy!!! Hey ho, if I can do it now, the spring and summer will be a breeze.

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IgaTGraduate in reply to Cola65

It's a perfect time to start. First of all, because it is NOW ;) Second of all the days are getting longer and every day we have a bit more of daylight, so with time it will get easier. And your willpower will be strong as never, as you go out there not only in nice sunny weather ;)

Oldfloss profile image

Slow and steady.. rest days essential and remember to listen to your body too:)

It may not get easier, but...you do get stronger..much stronger. use your rest days for other non impact exercises... :)

Cola65 profile image

Yes, I thought I might do cross trainer on rest days when possible, I also do quite a lot of walking too. Still need to be careful with exercises for core at the moment because of operation 4 months ago.

IgaT profile image

90 seconds will appear really short and nice jog when you get to week 3 ;)

You are doing fabulous! Keep up the great work! Post here, good, bad, and the ugly!

Welcome to running family, who is alwyas with you.

Happy running!

Cola65 profile image

Thanks for the encouragement, it's really appreciated, run 2 tonight... Hope the wind and rain stop by then!!! I shall need windscreen wipers for my glasses!!! Lol.

BlueCal52 profile image

I know the feeling, but you achieved the run. Just remember to have a rest day between runs.

Great to see someone the same age as me tackling the C25K. I thought I was too old and heavy for this, but determined.

Keep going. We can do this.

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