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Week 1 run 2 done

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ChrisKlaassGraduate

Glad I got out there for run 2 today, was a bit worried a one day rest day wasn’t long enough to fix my aching legs but they held up!

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BrookoGraduate

Well done for getting out there. The runs you don’t think you can do in the early weeks but do any way will set you up for the later ones. If you go slow slow slower any run on C25K will possibly so stick to the plan keep the faith and keep us updated as you progress. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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ChrisKlaassGraduate in reply to Brooko

Thanks mate, I’m determined to get there and really glad I got out today 👍🏻

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Buddy34Graduate

Great for getting back out for run2. Make sure you stretch after every run and keep well hydrated. Well done you 😊😊

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ChrisKlaassGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Thank you, did remember to do my stretching after on your advice 👍🏻

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WenderwooGraduate

Well done for giving it a try and completing it. I don’t know if you do the pre and post run stretches (links in the How to post), but I find they help massively 😁

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ChrisKlaassGraduate in reply to Wenderwoo

Yes thanks, I did the pre and post stretching which def helped. I even added an extra couple of miles ‘warm down’ walk to the end 🙂

Wk1 r2... I found the first half really hard because of stiff legs. Second half wasn't easy but easier. But I found that my recovery time was quicker and wk1 r3 was much better all round.

But... I did need two days break before starting wk 2!

You're gonna be just fine.

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ChrisKlaassGraduate in reply to RunningMigster

Thanks. I was so close to adding an extra recovery day but glad I persevered and went out and don’t feel as sore as last night 😊

Well done for continuing I completed w1r2 last night and thought the same, but felt much better for powering through. 🤞🏻 for w1r3

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ChrisKlaassGraduate in reply to Slsoosie

Thanks, good on you on completing w1r2 and good luck for r3 👍🏻🏃‍♀️

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linda9389Ambassador

Sometimes moving again is exactly what stiff, achy muscles need to loosen them up. Pain is different though! That's a stop and think warning 😀. Well done for completing the second run :)

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ChrisKlaassGraduate in reply to linda9389

Thank you, was definitely achy muscles, glass of wine with dinner after helped loosen them too🍷🤣

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AnnieappleGraduate

👍Excellent Chris you are into the program now!! Onwards and upwards!!

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ChrisKlaassGraduate in reply to Annieapple

Thanks Annie 😁

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AliHCGraduate

Well done Chris! 😎

Getting stronger with every run!

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ChrisKlaassGraduate in reply to AliHC

Thank you, yes both physically and mentally 👍🏻

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Puppy-loveGraduate

Well done Chris. Good luck with your last run of week 1. You’re almost on W2 already. 👏👏

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ChrisKlaassGraduate in reply to Puppy-love

Thank you, I’m heading out tomorrow for r3 and actually looking forward to it 😱

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Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to ChrisKlaass

Be warned. It’s addictive.

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Run46Graduate

Good job...yes, it tends to be like that with rest days! You think on the day after a run, I'm never gonna be ok for tomorrow! Then the body does it's thing and mostly by run time you're just fine 😊

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