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W1 R3 - worried for W2


I've actually completed W1 and am feeling proud of myself. Getting into the routine of this now, albeit early days, was looking forward to running today (which is a major mind milestone for me) 😀

However, can't help feeling nervous that I won't be able to complete 2 mins of running next week - any tips for getting me through W2 R1.

Thanks for all the support so far, you have been fab 👍👍👍👍

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Just take your time. Don't try to go too fast. Don't pressure yourself. Listen to the 'voice' telling you when to stop and start and encouraging you and I am sure you will surprise yourself. Look forward to seeing your post!


Try reading this healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

What is there to worry about?

If you don't complete a workout, you repeat it and each repeat makes you stronger........that is how you become a runner.

Relax and enjoy it.

in reply to IannodaTruffe

Read your post and I have my positive pants back on! Ready for Tues 🏃‍♀️❤️


Hello Viv😊, go slowly, also it's 90 seconds if I remember right.


Some weeks are harder than others, and we all end up with a week we hate. (For me it was 3...) but you've got this. Stick to the programme, take it slow and enjoy it.

As everyone else has said you can do this. If you feel like you can't continue why not 'walk' one of the runs in the middle to really get your breath back. Rember the rests are longer in week 2. I found more manageable than week 1. Good luck and please let us know how you get on!


Just don’t be scared - I found it easier because there are fewer “runs” to do!

I changed my music playlist and really enjoyed W2 more than W1!

I’m new to all this so just going with what Jo W tells me to do ...... I’m actually looking forward to tomorrow afternoon so I can start W3

Do post how you get on?


Well done you. Great achievement. Slow and steady and you'll surprise yourself. I assure you. Keep going. 👍


Well done for completing week 1! I start week 2 tomorrow or Tuesday (depends on how my days pan out but can't be later on Tuesday). My view - trust the programme. I see so many people starting from where we are now and going on to graduate and run 10k and half-marathons and more. We just need to put one foot in front of the other and repeat until it gets easier! :)


Thank ouneveryone, your words of encouragement are greatly appreciated. W2 R1 is planned for Tuesday evening, so will read your tips again tomorrow and the extra info link provided by Iannoda Truffe (mentor). 🏃‍♀️❤️🏃‍♀️❤️🏃‍♀️❤️


Well done on week one.

Brisk walking and conversational pace running aren’t very different effort wise... yes the runs are a little longer, but the walks aren’t... and the total workout length is very close to the same... you can do it!

I did W2 R1 this evening. I was more than a little apprehensive, but it was ok... not as bad as I anticipated!! 😃


I’m also attempting W2R1 on Tues lunchtime. We’ve got this!


I’m about to do W2 R1 tomorrow and I was feeling a bit apprehensive too until I read all the positive replies! Actually looking forward to the challenge! Good luck with it!


Glitterjav - how did you get on?

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