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No confidence!

I've just done week one. Fine I think.

Not feeling confident about running for 90 seconds as I can only just do 60 seconds.

Will give it a good go tho.

Is this normal or am I just extremely unfit?

Definitely not a glamorous hobby!😂

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Hi Stellie:

I just did W8R1 yesterday....I cannot believe I can run 28 minutes straight when I could barely run the 60 second intervals in Week 1. And by barely, I mean semi-walked/fast-stumbled for the last 15 seconds.

Every week (especially at the beginning) I was absolutely POSITIVE I couldn't step up to the new times. I did each and every week except for Week 8. I had to travel for business and had no opportunity to run for 5 days....so I just repeated Week 7 to get myself ramped up for the big leap and it was surprisingly easy to do. Soooo pumped for next week, as I now have confidence that I can do it.

Trust me. Follow the program. Keep your running pace a little slow for Day 1 of your next week. Get ready to cheer yourself when you get 'er done!

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Wow well done!!!

I'm so going to give it my best shot.

Moved to Wales 2 years ago and have been enjoying life way too much. Apart from being on crutches for 5 weeks after falling down steps and almost breaking both ankles.

If I'm honest I've used this as an excuse to be lazy.

Onwards and upwards though!!

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I agree with cougarblu entirely! Every week I think I’m not ready too but the program works and you’re more ready than you think you are. I did struggle with the first run of week 4 but I just reran it, kept a slow pace and it was fine. Just keep going, you’ll surprise yourself 😊

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Thank you! I will 😊

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Bet you're on here next week saying the exact same thing about week 2 🤣 honestly you can do this.

PS: and you're definitely looking more glam than I have EVER

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Haha that's before I started to do the run. Me and my mates send each other silly pics when we are out 😂

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Slow and steady and you will be just fine.. do not push and just take it gently:)

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I start week 6 tomorrow morning, honestly never thought I would/could have come as far as I have back when I started, but the programme will surprise you - as everyone says, take it nice and slowly and believe in yourself!

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I know exactly how you feel, I've completed W1R3 and move to W2R1 tomorrow.... Must admit the 1st run was awful, so expecting the same for W2.... I reckon though that we'll surprise ourselves! 😁

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I did it earlier!.....made a mistake trying some where else to run. Parked my car on where I thought was a pretty flat back lane and ended up doing a 5 minute uphill walk. Needless to say it wasn't very brisk but I was puffed out as I started the first run.

Managed it all without cheating too!!

You can do it ! 😊

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It is a progressive plan with a superb structure and you can't fail unless you go back to the couch permanently.

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You can do this. If you are still having doubts read this healthunlocked.com/couchto5...………..positivity

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