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CastlingChris
CastlingChris

My 4th run/walk today

Increasing to a minute and a half felt fine

I was consciously slower as I was worried about it a bit but kept going along fine

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Slow is really good as that is what will get you to the end of each run. Well done you 😊

Thanks Buddy

I think I’ve quickly become comfortable with going slowly

A misconception before this was that running was fast and got faster

I’m learning to enjoy and appreciate going for longer

Not necessarily faster or even further

It’s a strange feeling - I’m eating better sleeping better and getting more done. Still drinking but not as much.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate in reply to CastlingChris

I still need to tell myself to slow down all the time as I start getting out of breath then I go slow then it's fine. I think we learn all the time 😊

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Great job. Whenever I run longer I go slower, that’s the best way to do it. First step up done... enjoy run 2

It’s amazing - I feel I have wasted so much of my life simply not knowing this.

Not much I can do about it except look forward.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to CastlingChris

Many happy running years ahead of you... no worries there.

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2Tired2Run
2Tired2RunGraduate

Well done, sounds like it's going really well and slowing down is absolutely a good decision ... i had to check myself today a good few times, but it enabled me to get to the end without crashing. Feels great then.

So much good feeling comes from it. I spend time thinking about it- looking forward to the next. I hope I carry on feeling like this.

2Tired2Run
2Tired2RunGraduate in reply to CastlingChris

The endorphins .... that's my main motivation for this programme tbh having recently ditched the pills 😀

Can you feel the difference every time you run ?

2Tired2Run
2Tired2RunGraduate in reply to CastlingChris

Hi Chris, I think it's kicking in more readily the more I do. It certainly gives me hope that this switch to lifestyle 'medicine' might just work.

This is really positive. I think I can feel I am happier and struggling less with things overwhelming me- which would normally lead to drinking and junk eating.

It’s is encouraging that you notice a difference along the way.

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