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mafeeGraduate

I have agreed to do a 5K run in the Transplant Games next year so have just started this. I managed the first week but today did the first of week and it felt hard again. Is that typical?

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It's just one of those days, maybe change your route next time slightly so you don't remember where you struggled. You'll be fine, it's all mind over matter, dismantle that brick wall and keep doing what the app says 😊

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mafeeGraduate in reply to Bluescorpion

yeah - maybe changing the route would be the best idea. Last week, it worked well as a measure but then I wanted to beat it straight away this week. Thanks for the reply x

Every week is a new demand on your body that you may not have done before. Keep striving to complete each run, it gets easier!

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mafeeGraduate in reply to Emma2812

hope so

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Shelley2310Graduate

Well done for doing week 1. Take it slow and steady. When I started w1r1 I after 30 sec I thought I was going to die. I did w4r1 yesterday and I managed it. I found it hard but every new week is a challenge. It was the run yesterday that I fully trusted the programme and that I’ll get to the end. If you think you can’t go any slower I but still can’t hold a conversation, slow down some more. The saying on here is ‘embrace your inner snail’. You can do this. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

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mafeeGraduate in reply to Shelley2310

thank you for the encouragement. I appreciate it

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Slow and steady is the answer, most of us run too fast in the early weeks. You can do this and will be very proud at the games.

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mafeeGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

thank you. My daughter is in the transplant games every year and wants me to do the Donor/Recipient run - so I can't say no really

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to mafee

Oh wow... no you can’t... that will be a truly amazingly memory to share.

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mafeeGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

is what I am hoping .... she is a brave little fighter - had 2 kidney transplants already and only 32 - who am I to moan?

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to mafee

Puts things into perspective for sure.

Hello! I have just done the same run (I put a post up about it). I honestly felt at moments like I was going to throw up and would never ever be able to get past week 2... but it is the first day. Let’s see how we feel by the third run? 🥴

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mafeeGraduate

well I am not going to give up - the very first run was horrible - Every time Laura said'Slow down' I said 'Thank God' I didn't think I could even do one second longer but today WAS 90 seconds so I guess I shouldn't be too hard on myself? let's keep each other going!

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ktsok in reply to mafee

Let’s 🙂

Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5... and explains the recommended pace.

Enjoy your journey.

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