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Week3/run1 in the bag

MrsPerch
MrsPerchGraduate
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3 continuous minutes! Me! This app is making a miracle happen. So pleased for getting my lazy backside off the couch and committing to it. Week 1 it all seemed daunting, week 3, it all feels possible πŸ’ͺ🏼

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Great post .. I’m only on week 1 and hoping it will get easier... glad to hear it does .. well done πŸ‘

runwithdog
runwithdogGraduate
in reply to Galladaydream

i found w1 and w2 the hardest and ached the days after...then it all fell into place.remember slow and steady :)

Coffee_shop
Coffee_shopGraduate
in reply to runwithdog

That’s hopeful as I’m just about to start week 3 and 90 seconds to 3 mins seems a big jump

runwithdog
runwithdogGraduate
in reply to Coffee_shop

Yes but only 3 min at the end...you can do it!!!

Thank you πŸ™ I hope so ... do you find it better running on grass or pathways?

I’ve never been into any kind of exercise but I am determined to try and do this .. any help is appreciated 😊😊

runwithdog
runwithdogGraduate
in reply to Galladaydream

Myself,I find grass hard work.I run on cycle tracks and old railway line,some tarmac some compacted stone.have you taken a look at Japanese slow jogging tequique? Wish I had known about it years ago x

I will stick to pavement runningπŸ™‚ .. I will google the Japanese slow jogging!

And give it a go... hey thank you for your help... x

MrsPerch
MrsPerchGraduate
in reply to runwithdog

That’s exactly how I run! I guess the aim of the app is to get us running for 30 mins/5K, for me any improvement on speed will be after that. Don’t think I’ll ever be speedy tho 🐌

Hi I did my w1 day 2 yesterday and tried the Japanese slow jogging, what a difference I actually found it very easy ... will maintain this pace until I feel fitter ... day 3 Saturday am... feeling positive about C25k now 😊😊 x

MrsPerch
MrsPerchGraduate
in reply to Galladaydream

Delighted for you! Well done. Thanks for your update.

I’ve got w3 run 3 tomorrow. Going slow is also helping my aches and pains as I get used to the exerciseπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

runwithdog
runwithdogGraduate
in reply to Galladaydream

so pleased.yes it is amazing.

when you start running you should not expect to go pounding full pelt,body needs to adjust and be injury free and build up slowly.

well done you !!

MrsPerch
MrsPerchGraduate
in reply to Galladaydream

I run round and round a track on the village field. It’s flat, so I thought it would be a good place to start. It’s a bit rough, some gravel, some grass. I invested in running shoes before I started. I need to be careful with the old knees so wanted a good cushioned sole. They are brilliant. Worth every penny. Good luck πŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Well done great run keep it up 😊

Join the club! Great work

furlmouse
furlmouseGraduate

I do love reading new comer's positive and excited posts! Thank you for making me smile, and keep hold of that motivation!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Great job... now imagine how great it’s going to feel running for 10 times longer in a few weeks! Your fitness level is rising quicker than the duration of the runs... all very positive... enjoy the next one.

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