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W1 R1

Just finished my first run in a pair of old trainers, jeans, sweat-top and winter jacket trailing a JRT dog that wanted to stop and sniff EVERYTHING!

But I managed 7.5 mins of 8 so feeling pretty proud of myself right now.

Scheduled my next run on Wednesday may do it without the dog this time 😂

Give me a week or so and I may invest in some proper running attire too!

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It’s not essential - I’ve reached week nine in the same ordinary clothes and trainers I started in (I do wash them occasionally lol !) If you’re on a limited budget, start with the shoes. My best tip for running in ordinary clothes: change your top as soon as you get in, to avoid chills. Happy running 😀

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Thank you, I may try to get some cheap stuff to start off with and keep on with my trainers I have for now.

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If you wear normal sizes, a lot of people here have been recommending Lidl for starter gear, if that helps ?

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Good tips from ButtercupKid there, well done Dianacan, and yes you can, old sweatshirt, dog and all!

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I started in cut off jeans and an old T-shirt. After a knee injury I invested in decent trainers and then I couldn’t not finish C25k because I’d invested money. This whole running thing has since cost me a fortune in Lycra but I can now do 10km, so money well spent.You’ve done the hardest run: the first one. I’d leave the dog behind and go for it. Welcome to C25K 👍

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Thank you I’m going to get some cheap running gear (not the trainers though that would be a big mistake).

Thank you for the words of encouragement though . I’m going to see about doing it without the dog too (although he may sulk 😂) .

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Decathalon have some good stuff at the cheap end of the range. Most of my stuff is from there.

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Ooh thank you I will have a look 👀

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For a lass who doesn't like shopping I've spent an awful lot of time in Decathalon!

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Just been and spent £24 lol

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I agree with the clotges trend because anything goes, ive reverted back to treadmill indoors

I bought new trainers as i find stability is far greater and i dnt fancy a busted ankle, but good luck with the running, it took me 3 weeks to perfect wk1, but im thru to wk2 now n its a little tougher

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I didn’t know you could repeat a week, if you don’t mind me asking what was is it that made you repeat week one?

I’m concerned that I may over do it soo will take any advice!

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I was struggling n almost walking here n there, I felt i needed to fully do to the app

So, if you click on the last day you did, you can follow it through again n repeat it

Thats how i re ran day 3 x3 times till i mastered it to the last 5 secs

Hope that helps, slow pacing is best n thsts what treadmill has given me

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Well done for getting started! 👍😁

Be warned... It's addictive and so is run shopping 🤣🤣🤣

Just make sure there's plenty of room in your trainers for your toes to spread and stretch forward, most of us start out with trainers that are too small.

Please do read the faqs which I'll add here in a sec...

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Enjoy your experience! 😁

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I have read the info on your link and love the way it’s written apart from the useful insight so thank you 🙏

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Can't take the credit, that's our wonderful mentors here on the forum 👍😁

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