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Week 1 Run 2

Well I completed my 2nd run today and it was so much harder than the 1st one. The 60 seconds running seemed longer and the 90 seconds rest seemed shorter. I don't think the weather helped as it was raining and windy but I'm so glad I persevered as after a 30 mins rest, some water and a snack I felt energised, happy and ready for anything. So proud of myself bring on run 3!

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Keep going, it will become addictive 😬

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Thank you. I can see that it would become addictive as I felt so energised afterwards

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Well done x

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Thanks 😀

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I'm the same. I found it harder today W1R2 glad it wasn't just me!

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I'm hoping that if I take the advice of those further through the program and slow down a bit that run 3 will be better

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Keep it slow and keep it steady... just try, even at this stage to relax into the runs and go gently:)

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Thanks for the tip! I'm looking forward to run 3 as I did feel great after I completing each of the 2 runs so far 😀

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You'll be amazed how quickly that minute seems like nothing when you're in week 4 or 5 😊 I've just done run1 week 9 and it took me around 15weeks due to injuries and weather but stick with it you'll feel amazing! 😊

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At the moment as a non runner I've just been happy to be able to complete 60 seconds of running but I can't wait to see myself progress through the program. At the moment running for 30 minutes seems like a pipe dream but with the small increases each week hopefully I'll get there

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Anything you do is better than not doing it, right!? That's my philosophy. I took advice about going slow and found myself checking the app, "20 more seconds, 10 more.." and loved hearing the halfway bell. Strangely though, I can't wait to do the next one.

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Slowing down does seem to be the advice I'm seeing everywhere so I'm definitely going to try a slightly more relaxed approach on my next run. Afterall the aim is to manage to keep up with the excercise times not set a certain pace or distance.

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Slowing down worked for me. It's frustrating realising I can't run normally these days, like I remember running years (decades!) ago. I am where am and I will get better at it. I am sure you will too x

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been there, done that, got the tee-shirt, washed the tee-shirt so many times it's faded. Keep at it, it'll get easier. You're going to go to bed and dream about putting your running kit on for the next one ;)

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Although the run was tough I felt great afterwards so I'm really looking forward to run 3 😀

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Thanks everyone for the support, tips and encouragement. I've been reading loads of the succss stories on here and I can't wait to hopefully be able to share my own in a few months

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