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Week 1 Run1

Hi, I'm hoping to complete this challenge by my 57th birthday at the end of August.

The last time I ran was at football training at school, yesterday I completed Week 1 Run 1.

I realised about 10 seconds into the first minute I was going too quickly so tried to take it as easy as possible. I've been doing a lot of walking with my dogs so I'm not completely unfit but it's my thighs that have been feeling it since yesterday (I did some stretching once I got home).

I've got a feeling tomorrow is going to be a bit harder.

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I'm 56 and hadn't run since school days. Graduated after 10/11 weeks. Programme really does work. Good luck but I'm sure you'll be fine

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I’m in the same place mate, but I never even ran at school. I’m just getting ready to go on W1 R2. My calves are still hurting from the first run on Friday.

The way I see it, just going out the front door for me was as big a challenge, as breaking into the first run.

Stick at it mate and good luck.

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Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

The guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Enjoy your journey.

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I'm 59, started 3 weeks ago. First week is definitely the most difficult. Keep going, it gets easier!

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