First run done this morning. Wk1 Run 1 - Couch to 5K

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First run done this morning. Wk1 Run 1

Coastrun
Coastrun
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Well I finally did it! Very very slow but off I went along the coast path early this morning in the drizzle. The first two 60sec runs were hell but after that I rather enjoyed it.

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done! And I love your shoes.

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Lou1990

I started this morning too! The 3rd and 4th were the toughest for me, I kept thinking “when I’d this going to end!” I feel great now I’ve had a sit down!

Good luck! We can do it!

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Coastrun
Coastrun
in reply to Lou1990

Thanks. Shoes are very comfy, and should be fine as I went to a specialist running shop.

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Coastrun
Coastrun
in reply to Lou1990

Well done, we can do it!

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davelinks
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Well done! Nice shoes, they don't feel too tight on the toes do they?

It's well worth reading the link below for some excellent info..

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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LouEv

I did my first run this morning too!! I also found the first couple of minutes hard. I was as red as a tomato by the end, feeling good now though!!

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Kay1985

Well done! Another 1st time runner here too! Only managed 5 out of the 8 running sections but much better than I thought I’d do!

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limberlou
limberlou
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Try to slow yourself down. Best advice I was ever given with this programme. It’s not about speed it’s about building up stamina and endurance. Seriously, slowdown to about the same speed as a brisk walk and you’ll manage it. I hadn’t run for 25 years and I kept trying to go too fast. When I slowed it down I managed to complete all the runs and I’m on week 5 now, next run is 20 mins, didn’t think I’d manage the two 8 minute ones this morning but I took it slowly and just plodded ... and made it.

You will too.

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Kay1985
Kay1985
in reply to limberlou

Thanks. Slowed it right down this morning and managed every single run 👍

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furlmouse
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Well done to all of you! You've done the hardest bit, getting started. Take your time and enjoy it!

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Cazzajambo

I also started today. Well done!

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RunGirlyRun

Well done! I did my first run this afternoon too. Things were going ok until I accidentally paused the app without realising during run 5... I was appalled when I felt like collapsing and it had not told me to stop. It felt so much worse than the previous 4 runs... But then it turned out I had been running for 2 minutes! Hah! I look forward to getting better at this.

Great to see others starting at the same time! Good luck to all - We can do it!

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