W2R1 😲😲: Was very nervous about this run, but... - Couch to 5K

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Juliepooh69
Juliepooh69Graduate
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Was very nervous about this run, but did my stretches and thought 'what's the worst that can happen! '.

I was really pleased to finish the run, and although I didn't enjoy it, I feel that I've really accomplished something πŸ˜€

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Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate

Well done! Hopefully, you will soon replace your feeling of nervousness with one of excitement! I think as you gain in confidence and fitness, you will start to enjoy it more. In the meantime, just enjoy the sense of achievement afterwards! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

John_W
John_WAmbassador

You and sally1993 are at exactly the same stage and posting at the same time - take a look :-)

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to John_W

Haha, I noticed that 😁

John_W Instructor57 Juliepooh69 hahah heyyy!

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate

Excellent, you certainly have accomplished something !

Trust the program !

You are doing fine πŸ˜¬πŸ‘

Moomin63
Moomin63Graduate

Me too! I’m at the same stage and was surprised when joe whiley said β€˜that’s it you’ve done it’ ! Was fully expecting another gruelling 90 seconds! It’s hard isn’t it but I’m so pleased as well. πŸ˜€

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well done.

Stretching immediately after every run, nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/h... while muscles are still warm and supple, pulls out contractions, avoiding carrying tensions into the next run and also improves recovery by improving blood flow, as recommended in the guide to the plan.

Many people do not hold their stretches for long enough or put enough effort in. Hold post run stretches for 30 seconds and make sure the pull is strong enough to be on the verge of discomfort.

nowster
nowsterGraduate

I'll let you in on a secret. I never enjoy it at the time.

But an hour or two later my body's saying, "OK, when are we going out again?"

GreenHooks
GreenHooksGraduate

I’m doing Wk2 R2 in the morning. Found R1 a little easier than Wk1. Wk1 seems to contain a lot of psychological battles that you have some way over come in Wk2 just by starting. I am looking forward to looking to running πŸ˜–πŸ€žπŸΌπŸ€žπŸΌ

You should feel really proud! You've done so well. I completed this run today & could really feel the burn in my legs on the last run! I'm just really hoping I can keep at it. All the best!

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