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W5R1 Completed!

W5R1 Completed!

Hi Everyone, new to this community. I'm not a runner, have always been adamant that I 'hate' running but I'm managing with this app and a running buddy and I haven't complained once!

About 5.5st overweight and looking to improve my general fitness levels with a view to doing my local Parkrun after I complete the programme.

Got x2 8min runs tomorrow...any advice folks. My pace is naturally slow and steady and I find my shins hurt quite early on. (Played a lot of netball in my youth.)

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Actually you are a runner now.

I had various aches and pains for the whole programme. Eventually the shins stopped aching. However, don't run through serious pain and/or continue if it's getting worse. You are the best person to judge it.

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Hiya I did that run yesterday. I did first 8mins on the seafront , I was sooo happy. I had a knee niggle on the warm up but it went. Second 8 mins did in the park on the grass, although soggy ish , it gave me a softer landing. You can do it , just keep it slow ... good luck. Knee had a pain after the run so am taking two rest days .

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Welcome and well done.

Have you read the guide to the plan?

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Indeed you ARE a runner!

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Hi BevBeep, well done on competing Wk 5 R1.....you are doing brilliantly😊

Good luck with R2 nice and steady.You will do it Runner!😊xx

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