Just completed my first run and I'm feeling great. I really didn't think I would be able to complete this first one but I did it all. I struggle with breathing when running so any recommendations appreciated! I am doing slimming world and wanted to introduce activity to support the weight loss and general wellbeing. I am a full time student and work too so I'm busy and this fits in so well! Feeling great
W1R1: Just completed my first run and I'm... - Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K
Welcome. Well done on that first run, it’s a beast. Try to relax and not think about breathing, your subconscious takes care of that all day without you, so let it carry on doing it during your run. If you’re breathing goes beyond where you can speak in full sentences, slow down!
Hydrate well, trust the programme, and believe in yourself. The plan is great, it stays challenging, but with effort you will beat it. You did run one, you can do the rest. Enjoy.
Well done on your first run. I can struggle with breathing too. I found that listening to the music and singing along in my head helped.
Good luck. Let us know how you get on.
Thank you - I plan on writing a post after each run to support motivation!
That's a good idea. The support on the forum is great.
Congratulations on starting the journey 👏👏👏
And as everyone else will tell you slow, then slower, embrace your inner 🐌. The program is about building endurance not speed, you can work on that later, apparently! It's taken me a couple of weeks to learn to slow down enough but we all get there in the end x
Well done. A lot of forum members write a post after each run. Read as many as you can and you'll see you're not the only one going through whatever you're going through! You'll also see just how it CAN be done, by anybody. Good luck.
I have had a read today and it's very reassuring and motivating to see where I can be! Thank you x
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